Produce Safety Training is available in-person and online!
We are offering Produce Safety Rule Refreshers courses, Food Safety Basics and are scheduling private training!
Private Training Information
Private training courses are a great way to get all of your employees or a group of growers trained at your convenience once on the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. Dr. Deering and other instructors will come to your location with all the necessary equipment and provide the training. If you would like to have a private training course for you and your employees or group of growers, please contact Amanda Deering to schedule. See the flyer for more information: Private Trainings Flyer.pdf.
Remote Training Requirements
Due to the special circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Safe Produce Indiana is offering remote Produce Safe Alliance Grower Training courses in 2021. All participants will need to have access an internet connection – broadband wired or wireless, speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth, and a webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in. Please note that because this course is not provided "in person," a course monitor has been appointed to verify participant engagement and attendance via video for this entire course. Per the requirements of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, course participants are only eligible to receive the PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion if their presence during all PSA modules can be confirmed by the course monitor. The certificate of course completion will be issued later when proof of attendance has been verified, and all paperwork has been reviewed.
Note: Registration for in-person events closes 5-days prior to training and 10-days prior to a remote delivery for an 8-hr training event. Register early as seating is limited. We hope our efforts will keep those impacted by COVID-19 to a minimum. If
you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to reach out and
Public Training 2020-2021
Remote Delivery | June 25th , 2021 | on-line| 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
Training will began again in the Fall. If you need the training, please see contact us to schedule a private training (information above). There are no additional fees to schedule a private training at your farm or location.
4-HR Refreshers Courses
PSA Grower Training Refresher Course – This 4 hr. course will provide updates for growers who have previously taken the PSA Grower Training Course, as well as review those topics that are critical to produce food safety. Recordkeeping strategies will also be presented. Refresher courses are free but registration is required. The only requirement is you MUST have taken the complete 8-hr training. New schedule will be posted shortly for Fall and Spring offerings.
Food Safety Basics for Produce Growers
Food Safety Basics for Produce Growers – This 2 hr. program is a basic introduction to produce food safety. Growers will learn the major areas where contamination of produce by a human pathogen may occur, and methods of managing contamination risk. This course is designed for growers who would like a basic introduction to produce food safety. Training is free but registration is required. Go to the Contact us page if you have any questions or interest in this type of basic training.
There are currently no 2 hr. programs scheduled at this time. New programs offerings will begin again shortly. Thank you.
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