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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Series – Amherst, MA
March 18, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Who Should Attend: 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. This course will also cover the Massachusetts Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP), a voluntary 3rd-party audit program.
This training satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for covered farms that “at least one supervisor or responsible party” completes “food safety training … recognized as adequate” by FDA (21 C.F.R. §112.22(c)).
For more information on the Produce Safety Alliance and the Grower Training Course, see:https://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/training/grower-training-courses
Cost is $50 for each program and includes the required PSA Grower Manual ($60 value), a Certificate of Course attendance from AFDO ($35 value), and lunch and refreshments.
Lisa McKeag, UMass Extension
Michael Botelho, MDAR Produce Safety Inspection Program
This training will be held in 3 locations:
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 8:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall, 893 West St, Amherst, MA 01002
TO REGISTER: https://umasscafe.irisregistration.com/Form/PSAAmherst20
When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 8:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Wylie Inn & Conference Center, 295 Hale St., Beverly, MA 01915
TO REGISTER: https://umasscafe.irisregistration.com/Form/PSABeverly20
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 8:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Rosebrook Event Center, 50 Rosebrook Place, Wareham, MA 02571
TO REGISTER: https://umasscafe.irisregistration.com/Form/PSAWareham20
Questions? Contact for all programs: Lisa McKeag, firstname.lastname@example.org, 413- 545-1051