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Produce Safety Rule Training Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

October 3, 2018
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Produce Safety Rule


Audience: Growers, packers, processors or sellers of fresh produce.

Purpose: Training program of standards for the growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce for human consumption.

Outcome: Train growers, packers, processors or sellers of fresh produce to prevent microbial contamination and reduce foodborne illnesses associated with fresh produce.

November 7, 2018

Purdue Extension-Hancock County

802 North Apple Street

 Greenfield, IN 46140-1338

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

All times Eastern

For more information and to register for training go to:


Cost: $100

Includes Training material and Certificate of Completion

Lunch provided


Registration by phone: call 765-494-6795

Questions regarding registration contact Cathy Aper caper@purdue.edu

Questions regarding training contact Rhonda Taylor taylorrm@purdue.edu


Purdue Extension is offering produce food safety training sessions at locations throughout Indiana to aid farms and growers in learning the basics of food safety and assist in establishing safety programs for their operations.

The training last about seven hours and utilize the Produce Safety Alliance curriculum. The content includes an introduction to produce safety; worker health, hygiene, and training; soil amendments; wildlife, domesticated animals and land use; agricultural water; postharvest handling and sanitation; and how to develop a farm safety plan.

"These sessions meet the training requirement for farms covered under the Food Safety Modernization Act's produce safety rule," said Scott Monroe, food safety Extension educator. "Even if you aren't required to meet those guidelines, this is a great opportunity for growers to get helpful information in one location and begin the process of learning about produce food safety and developing a food safety program on their farms."

There are currently 18 confirmed training sites. Classes at each site will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. The sessions are $100 per participant, which includes a curriculum manual, certificate of completion and lunch.

To register for any location, go to www.SafeProduceIN.com and click on the “Get Trained” option.



It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran.

Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution. This material may be available in alternative formats.

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