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.

Join Brian Pauley from Colorado Department of Agriculture for a webinar recorded May 25, 2021 “Understanding USDA GAP Audits”

CFVGA Food Safety Committee Traceability Proposed Rule Webinar Recording Dec. 17, 2020 Presenter: Jeni Lamb Rogers, Partner, PSL Law Group

Who must comply with the Produce Safety Rule? Do you have questions about the Produce Safety Rule? Do you want to learn more about produce safety?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, attend a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training.

What you need to know about all PSA Grower Training Courses offered by the Colorado Food Safety Collaborative, which is comprised of the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado State University, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and Fort Lewis College:


$50 which includes a light breakfast, lunch, PSA materials, and a certificate of completion as required under FSMA. Second person from same farm business may register for $15. Note that attendees must be present for the entire course to receive a certificate.

  • Learn more about the FSMA Produce Safety Rule at:
  • Look for scheduled trainings in CFVGA communication and the CFVGA website calendar


Course 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
  • A representative from each farm covered under the Produce Safety Rule to attend a PSA Grower Training.

CFVGA Lunch and Learn Webinar | Implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act in Colorado | March 23, 2017 (55 min)


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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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