UF/IFAS to Host Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

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The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Food Safety Team will host a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Jefferson County Extension office in Monticello, Florida.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Fruit and vegetable producers interested in learning about produce safety or who need to satisfy the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule requirement may attend. The Produce Safety Rule is part of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act that regulates standards for the production and handling of fruits and vegetables. It also requires at least one representative from a farming operation to attend a Produce Safety Alliance Training Course.

Produce covered under the regulation included those grown on commercial farms with average annual sales of at least $25,000 calculated over the previous three years; and those likely to be eaten raw.

The training will start at 8 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m.

The fee for the training is $40. Registration for the course includes the training materials, lunch, refreshments and a certificate of course attendance. Click here to register.

Seats are limited. Registration closes 1/12/2022. For general registration questions, contact Sarah McCoy at sarahmccoy@ufl.edu.

Source: UF/IFAS