March 20, 2018
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monticello Community Center, Monticello, MN
(day before Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association annual meeting)
Fruit and vegetable growers subject to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule can attend this workshop to fulfill the requirement that 'At least one supervisor from the farm must complete food safety training at least equivalent to the standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA.' (§112.22(c)). The workshop is also open to exempt growers and any others interested in learning about produce safety, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), co-management, and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time to cover content contained in these seven modules:
Requirements of the proposed FSMA Produce Safety Rule are outlined within the modules. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions they have.
The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), FSMA Produce Safety Rule standards, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of:
To register: go to Online Registration Portal. Cost:$25. (This is a subsidized cost and will likely rise in following years)
Registration deadlines: March 10, or until full for Monticello training. Preregistration is required for the training.
Registration includes the training materials, lunch, refreshments, and a Certificate of Course Attendance issued by Association of Food and Drug Officials. This subsidized course fee is made available through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture PAR-16-137.
Participation for the entire training is required for the certificate.
Registration opens at 8:30. Training will begin at 9:00 and end at 5:00. Participation is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program at (651) 539-3648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or visit any of the links below:
MDA Produce Safety Program
UMN Extension GAPs Education Program
Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Website
FSMA Produce Safety Rule
This event is sponsored and planned for you by:
Contact MDA Produce Safety Program
Funding for this statement, publication, press release, etc. was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant PAR-16-137. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.