Food Safety

The Food Safety Committee provides CFVGA members with educational materials and resources pertaining to current food safety production regulations and practices through resource development, training, policy and legislative engagement, and outreach with industry partners.

Check out these educational food safety webinars:

Who must comply with the Produce Safety Rule? Do you have questions about the Produce Safety Rule?

To answer these and many other questions, attend a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) grower training class. CFVGA offers these classes November-March. Both in-person and online classes are available. Check out CFVGA’s calendar for PSA classes and other training opportunities.

Other options for taking the PSA class are:

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course
Offered by the Produce Safety Alliance as a three-week course that can be completed at your own pace. The online course is expected to take 15-30 hours for successful completion. Find online training options here.

Remote Delivery Course 
The same course CSU Extension has been offering but taught by educators in other states in real time. Instructors use video conferencing software, such as Zoom or Webex. This is a temporary option that is being supported during the COVID-19 outbreak. Find remote training options here.

Class Description

This course will provide a foundation on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule requirements, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals will gain a basic understanding of:

  • Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them
  • Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm
  • How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm
  • Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one

Members, click here for additional food safety resources, including

Decision trees, factsheets, videos, web tools and printable signage management, employee training and consumer awareness.

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