Discounted FSMA Food Safety Workshop in Santa Rosa, CA

Does your farm still need a supervisor to take a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA)-approved workshop that meets the FSMA training requirement for produce growers? If so, join the CCOF Foundation in Santa Rosa on November 7 and check the training off your list.
 
Normally, these trainings can cost hundreds of dollars per person, but thanks to a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the CCOF Foundation is offering these trainings for $35 per attendee. The ticket price includes course materials, lunch, and certificate fees.
 
During the day-long workshop, trainers will cover FSMA-required practices, recordkeeping, and other details. After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate that verifies they have completed the training.
 
To find out whether your produce farm is required to attend this mandatory FSMA food safety training, read our “FSMA Basics for Produce Growers” blog post or watch a recording of the ”How Do I Need to Comply with FSMA?” webinar.
 
Even if your produce farm isn’t required to take a FSMA food safety training in 2018, farmers who will be required to attend the training in the future may want to consider taking advantage the discounted workshop rates. 
 
Currently, both the USDA and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are providing funding to reduce the cost of FSMA-required trainings for produce growers. This funding will not continue indefinitely and the cost of attending the FSMA-required trainings may go up again in future years. 
 
If you can’t make the Santa Rosa workshop in November, check out our FSMA-required food safety workshops on January 23, 2019 hosted as pre-conference events at the 2019 EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove, California. These pre-conference workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish. You do not need to attend the EcoFarm Conference to participate in the pre-conference workshops. You can register for the pre-conference food safety workshops via the EcoFarm registration page.
 
For more information about the upcoming FSMA food safety workshops, visit the CCOF website
 

 
This workshop is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2017-70020-27242.
 
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