The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules and provisions are already in effect, and Western Growers is providing additional training to help the produce industry stay in compliance.
The FDA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food rule requires that certain activities must be completed or overseen by a “preventive controls qualified individual.” One way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual” is to complete the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls for Human Food Course. This course, developed by the FSPCA, is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA.
This course is geared for members of the produce industry because it will feature examples relevant to produce packinghouses covered by this rule; however, fresh-cut produce operations and other food facilities will benefit from this course, as well. This training is hosted by Western Growers (WG), the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (UFPA) with the support of the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA), Colorado State University (Extension), Local Food Safety Collaborative and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU).
PMA’s Dr. Trevor Suslow, United Fresh Produce Association’s Dr. Emily Griep, and Western Growers Association’s Sonia Salas will be teaching this course.
Don’t forget to check WG’s FSMA Resources Portal for valuable resources that can be used to implement different FSMA rules.
Date: February 19-21, 2019
Bill Heddles Recreation Facility
531 North Palmer Street
Delta, CO 81416
Register by February 8, 2019 to secure a spot, as the class size is limited.
Registration includes training materials and certificate, light breakfast, snacks and lunch. Members of the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Association, Produce Marketing Association, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, United Fresh Produce Association, and Western Growers will receive a discounted price and priority registration.
Registration Fees & Cancellation Policy:
Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Association, Produce Marketing Association, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, United Fresh Produce Association, and Western Growers: $700.00
Grants are available for members of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and small-midsized facilities. Please contact Harrison Topp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-918-3538 for more information.
A fee of $35 will be charged if a cancellation request is received by the registration deadline. Refunds will not be issued after this date.