2016 Grower Produce Safety Course

Date: November 9, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Location: Krzysiak's House, 1605 Michigan Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708
Contact: Angelique or Karlie, msue.saginaw@county.msu.edu, 989.758.2500

Michigan State University Extension will host the Food and Drug Administration-authorized Produce Safety Alliance Grower Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification course at various locations. Those interested in learning about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP‘s), produce safety, co-management, and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule are invited to participate.  (Chose one site.)

2016 Program locations:

  • Bay City -  November 9, 2016
  • Benton Harbor - November 10, 2016
  • Hart - November 2, 2016

Day-long Course Schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m. Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. Training
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Training
  • 5:15 p.m. Evaluation, certificate application 

 The following required modules will be offered:

  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domestic Animals, and Land Use
  • Agricultural Water
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan


At least one supervisor from the farm must complete the the food safety training at least equivalent to the standarized curriculum recognized by FDA.  The certificate of course completion will be issued at a later date when all paperwork has been reviewed.  Participants must attend all seven modules to obtain certification.

Registration fee:  $100

Registration deadline:  Oct. 28, 2016  Pre-registration Required

Sponsors include the Michigan State University Product Center,  Produce Safety Alliance, and Michigan Farm Bureau.

 

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