For Immediate Release: April 28, 2017
Contacts: Martha Sullins 970-491-3330 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilyn Drake 303-594-3827 or email@example.comProduce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course Offered
May 11, Colorado Department of Agriculture
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), Colorado State University (CSU) Extension and the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) invite produce growers to a Produce Safety Rule Grower Training, May 11 at the Colorado Department of Agriculture, 305 Interlocken Parkway, Broomfield.
“This training will provide information on produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety,” said Martha Sullins, CSU Extension and co-chair of the CFVGA Food Safety Committee.
She explained that the 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.”
Sullins said, “There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.”
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies completion. All materials, lunch and other refreshments will be provided. Cost is $100 for CFVGA members and $200 for non-members.