Produce Safety Training

Program Details

Program Highlights

This Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is recognized by the FDA to satisfy the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training requirement.

This course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule that states: 

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.

What You'll Learn

  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

About the Certificate 

After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to the trainer at the end of the course.

Who Should Attend 

  • Growers, Farm Managers, Supervisors, and Farm Labor Contractors who grow and/or manage California Specialty Crops
  • List of Speciality Crops


Dates & Times

  • English Session: Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • English Session: Thursday, August 8, 2019, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard, 600 E Esplanade Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036

Registration Fee

$25 per person (includes course materials, lunch, and certificate)

Note: This program is supported through grant funding allowing a registration fee of just $25; the program normally costs $285.

Call 559.243-7530 with questions or requests for private corporate training.

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