Food Safety Course
Quality Certification Services will be holding multiple food safety courses throughout Florida between January and May 2018. Sign up today to ensure a spot near you!
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule has established minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. In order to help growers understand the Produce Safety Rule and how it may affect their farm, Quality Certification Services (an accredited organic and food safety certification agency) is offering grower specific trainings throughout the state of Florida.
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course provides a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. The PSA Grower Training Course satisfies 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.’
Please see below for upcoming training dates throughout the state of Florida. You can find additional information about the course along with registration information online at http://www.qcsinfo.org/training/.
-JANUARY 4, 2018
-JANUARY 18, 2018
-FEBRUARY 6, 2018
-FEBRUARY 20, 2018
-MARCH 8, 2018
-MARCH 22, 2018
-APRIL 12, 2018
-May 2, 2018
ACORBAT, Miami, FL
The cost to attend is $35.00, and this includes your course manual and certificate from AFDO. If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to assist in any way that I can. We hope to see you all at a training!