2023 FSMA Produce Safety Alliance Remote Grower Training Course

Register here: https://s.uconn.edu/fsmaproducesafety


Date/Time of Event:

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Contact Person Phone and Email:

Indu Upadhyaya




  • Indu Upadhyaya, Ph.D., Food Safety Specialist, UConn Cooperative Extension
  • Diane Hirsch, MPH, Food Safety Specialist, UConn
  • Jacqueline Kowalski, Urban Agriculture Specialist, UConn Cooperative Extension

Course Summary:

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course has been designed to provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices knowledge that includes emphasis on co-management of food safety and environmental management goals, while outlining the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy 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.’ This course will be taught remotely on a Zoom platform as per the remote delivery guidelines established by PSA.



In order to obtain a certificate that provides evidence of compliance with the training requirements of the rule, you must be present for the entire two-day course. Please make sure you have a computer/laptop (no phones or tablets allowed) with built-in video or external webcam and microphone with sufficient internet connectivity for the entire duration of the course. There will be 15-minute breaks and lunch break during the course.

  • No more than 2 people from the same operation should register for the course.
  • If you are joining in the same physical room as someone else, you must utilize headphones to minimize background noise and feedback.

Registration Types and Their Associated Fees:

Course registration fee (includes all course materials and certificate): $50

The preferred method of registration/payment is by paying with a credit card. Please include both a work and cell/home phone number and regularly used email address in case of emergency or cancellation.

Please provide the correct shipping address for shipping of manuals to reach you before the course. This is a requirement.

To register: Go to https://s.uconn.edu/fsmaproducesafety

Registration is first come, first served, so please register early. You must pre-register. Space is limited. Registration materials must be received by February 24th.


Cancellation Policy:

No refunds or cancellations will be accepted after February 24th.
If you have further questions regarding the course, please contact indu.upadhyaya@uconn.edu

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