If your farm or association is interested in learning more about the Produce Safety Rule and how the Georgia Department of Agriculture may work with farmers, please contact the Georgia Produce Safety Education and Outreach Coordinator, David Woods at (David.Woods@agr.georgia.gov).
The Georgia Produce Safety Program has a number of training and outreach materials available free of charge to all interested farmers or consumers. Upcoming Trainings:
Training for Farmers and Growers on Produce Safety Rules
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Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training
Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, Savannah GA. January 11-14, 2024
PSA Grower Training – $60
This special session is for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.
Participants will only be eligible for the PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion if they are present for all modules of the course.
Produce Safety Resources
Fruit and Vegetable Food Safety Training Video for Field Employees