2017 Winter FDA FSMA-defined Grower Produce Safety trainings scheduled
Day-longtraining coursesaddressing sound food safety and environmental practices satisfying the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rulecertification requirementwill be offered 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 19 in Traverse City, February 10 in Benton Harbor, and March 8 in East Lansing.
Due to a grant from Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the training program is free. Materials and certification process are included. Lunch and refreshments are on your own.
Pre-registration is required. Because of space and funding limitations, please limit participation to one person per operation. Registration and program details are available atourMSUExtension events page.
Producers who have questions about whether they are exempt or covered by FSMA requirements may consult theProduce Safety Alliance FSMA information pageor theFDA key FSMA requirements page. An operation which produces a crop that is rarely consumed raw, is processed with a kill step, and/or has sales less than $25,000 are among those that may be exempt.
Grower training is sponsored byMichigan State University Extension,Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, US Food and Drug Administration and the Produce Safety Alliance.
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