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PRODUCE SAFETY ALLIANCE GROWER TRAINING WORKSHOP - BLOOMINGTON ILLINOIS

November 6, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton
10 Brickyard Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701 (McLean County)

THIS PRODUCE SAFETY ALLIANCE GROWER TRAINING IS BEING OFFERED AS A PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP TO THE ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU LOCAL REGIONAL FOOD SUMMIT ON NOBEMBER 6, 2017 IN BLOOMINGTON ILLINOIS.

Do you have concerns about safety in your produce operation? Are you concerned about compliance with FSMA? Do you want to know more about the difference between FSMA and GAPs?  Then the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training might be for you!

On November 6, 2017, from 8:00am to 5:00pm CST, University of Illinois Extension will be holding a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training workshop at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, Illinois.

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.’ 

Compliance dates for this requirement are based on the total amount of food sales for your farm, over a three-year period:

1) Very small business – the average annual monetary value of produce sold during the previous 3-year period is no more than $250,000 – must complete training by 1/26/2020.

2) Small business – the average annual monetary value of produce sold during the previous 3-year period is no more than $500,000, and your farm is not a very small business –  must complete training by 1/26/2019.

3) Other – the average annual monetary value of produce sold during the previous 3-year period is over $500,000 – must complete training by 1/26/2018.

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 their trainer at the end of the course.

Registration will close on October 23, 2017. There are a limited number of seats available for this training.  Once the course is full, registration will close.

Questions can be directed to Laurie George at ljgeorge@illinois.edu.

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