Fall & Winter 2019-2020 PSA Training BrochureFILE DOWNLOAD
Thanks to a grant from Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development under the FDA Cooperative Agreement PAR-16-137, MSU Extension is able to provide training using a standardized curriculum created and administered by the Produce Safety Alliance, at no cost to participants. This curriculum is recognized as adequate by the FDA for the training requirement of the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule written in provision 112.22(c).
The FSMA Produce Rule Grower Training will cover a broad swath of produce safety. Topic areas include worker health and hygiene, water quality in pre-harvest and post-harvest environments, crop inputs and wildlife. Much of this training will help reinforce what growers already know and put into practice on their farms.
All MSU Extension trainings are conducted by educators who meet the training requirements for the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. In addition, a Produce Safety Alliance lead trainer is present at all training events.
Individuals who complete the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion from the Association of Food and Drug Officials. The Association of Food and Drug Officials is an independent organization working in collaboration with the Produce Safety Alliance to serve as the long-term records archive for Produce Safety Alliance training.
Dates & Locations
October 28th - Traverse City, MI
Grand Traverse Resort
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610
November 7th - East Lansing, MI
Greenstone Farm Credit Services
3515 West Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
December 9th - Grand Rapids, MI
Amway Grand Hotel
187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
January 16th - Capac, MI
Holly Meadows Banquet Center
4855 Capac Road Capac, Michigan 48014
February 19th - Vicksburg, MI
MSU Extension Vicksburg
101 S. Main St Vicksburg MI 49707
March 19th - Negaunee, MI
Marquette County MSU Extension
184 US-41, Negaunee, MI 49866