Produce Safety Rule Training

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Produce Safety Rule Training

Thursday, December 7th, 2023

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Nash County Agriculture Center

Register Here for PSA Training

This is a one day training course for growers on the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) standardized curriculum that meets the regulatory requirements of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. We encourage anyone working in the produce industry and all farmers (large and small) to attend this class. If you are a produce farmer and would like to know if this class is mandatory for you based on the Produce Safety Rule, see determine where your farm falls under the PSR? Before you register, please realize that only participants who attend all the sessions, actively participated in the activities and complete evaluations will receive a certificate for this class.

Registration Fee & Materials

North Carolina residents – $50 Out-of-state participants – $100

A Produce Safety Alliance manual and supporting materials will be provided to each participant. Participants will be responsible for lunch on their own. Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) by mail to the address provided.

Payment Instructions

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT: We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for payment of your registration fee. CHECK PAYMENT: We accept check payments. When mailing in a check, please include a copy of the participant(s) confirmation page(s). You may send us a check made payable to NC State University–BAE. Mail to: NC State University–BAE Campus Box 7625 Raleigh, NC 27695 Attn: Workshop Coordinators

Workshop Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration and Pre-test Evaluation Welcome and Introductions

Module 1: Introduction to Produce Safety Module 2: Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training Module 3: Soil Amendments Module 4: Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use Lunch Module 5: Agricultural Water – Part I: Production Water Module 5: Agricultural Water – Part 2: Post-harvest Water Module 6: Post-harvest Handling and Sanitation Module 7: How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan Final Questions and Evaluations

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Cancellation requests should be sent to bae_training@ncsu.edufor processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least twenty-one (21) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between twenty (20) days and eight (8) days before the date of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $10 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made within seven (7) days of the workshop will be ineligible for a refund. Payments made by check will be ineligible for a refund.Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time at no cost. Please send an email to requesting a substitution.

Contact Information

For questions regarding program content:

Elena Rogers 828-352-2519

Dr. Otto “Chip” D. Simmons, III


For questions regarding registrations:

Patty Cervenka