The FSMA Produce Safety Rule, new federal food safety legislation for fruit and vegetable farms, requires farms covered by the Rule to send at least one farm supervisor to a standardized and approved FSMA training to learn about farm food safety.
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA), a national group based at Cornell University, has developed a course to fulfill that requirement; any farmer is encouraged to take this course to understand Good Agricultural Practices and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. After attending, participants will receive a certificate that verifies they have completed the training course.
The University of Minnesota will host this PSA FSMA Grower Trainings in 2018 in two separate daylong workshops: Jan. 17 in St. Cloud and March 20 in Monticello. Cost is $25. To register, visit www.psp.tix.com.