The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) course will provide fruit and vegetable growersEggplants peppers vegetables & processors with a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), co-management of natural resources and food safety information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Even if you are not required to have the certificate, it is excellent food safety training and also coordinates well with GAP certification requirements.

The goal of this work is to provide outreach, education and training to small local food producers and processors on the Produce Safety and Preventative Controls rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

One available date

  1. February 5th, 2020
Information for February 5th:

Held as a full day intensive track at the 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Conference (organized by PASA). Registration provided through PASA here. (Scroll down to FSMA: Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training & Certification.)

Lancaster Farm & Home Center
1383 Arcadia Road
Lancaster, PA

Featured trainers:
Jeff Stoltzfus, Penn State Extension
Lindsay Gilmour, Organic Planet
Gary Bloss, PA Farmers Union

Farmers Union is covering the cost for each attendee to receive a workbook worth $50 and a lifetime certificate worth $35.

Price: $50, includes lunch; on-site registration not available

Sign up for February 5th here.

Pennsylvania Farmers Union (PFU) is a policy and advocacy organization that represents family farmers in Pennsylvania. This course is offered in collaboration with the Local Food Safety Collaborative lead by National Farmers Union.