2024 Produce Safety Rules Training Courses

The 2024 FSMA produce safety rule/ produce safety alliance approved grower training courses are here!


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.’hands holding radishes and it says food safety underneath the hands


· 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



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. Do not make plans for the snow date.

Remote 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 breaks 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.

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

For both courses: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.

To register:

Remote course January 11, 12th, 2024: s.uconn.edu/onlineproducesafety

In-person course March 6, 7, (8th snow day): s.uconn.edu/inpersonproducesafety

Registration is first come, first served, so please register early. You must pre-register. Space is limited. Registration materials must be received by December 22, 2023, for the remote course and February 12, 2024 for the in-person course.

Cancellation Policy:

No refunds or cancellations will be accepted after the respective deadlines.

If you have further questions regarding the course, please contact indu.upadhyaya@uconn.edu

If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodations, please contact Indu Upadhyaya at indu.upadhyaya@uconn.edu or call her at 860-786-8191 as early as possible prior to the event to help us ensure availability. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange. A good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the workshop.

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