Produce Safety Growers Course


Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Who Should Receive this Training?
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 including GMPs. 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.

The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:

1. Introduction to Produce Safety

2. Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training

3. Soil Amendments

4. Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use

5. Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)

6. Postharvest Handling and Sanitation

7. How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.

For any other questions, please contact: Nathaniel Lartey, the food safety educator at P: 845-344-1234 Ext:251, C: 917-635-9966, email:





Nathaniel Lartey
GAPs & New Farmer Educator
845-344-1234 Ext.251

Last updated January 17, 2023