Update – Produce Safety Alliance Growers Training to Be Offered February 28

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A Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Growers training will be offered in Davie County on Friday, February 28, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

All produce growers in NC are encouraged to attend PSA Grower Trainings so that they increase their understanding of the practices outlined in the PS Rule.

The PSA Growers training is a one-day workshop that provides an overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR). For farms considered “Covered farms” under the Produce Safety Rule, attendance at one of these workshops is required for at least one representative from each farm. “Covered farms” are those farms that grow, pack, harvest, and/or hold “covered produce” and that average more than $550,551 in food sales over the last three years or for whom the majority of the food sales are not made to “qualified end-users”. Qualified end-users are consumers of the food (regardless of their location), restaurants, or retail establishments (grocery stores and others) within NC or not more than 275 miles of the farm.

Registration fee: $50.00 for NC residents and $100.00 for out-of-state participants. The fee includes lunch, a notebook, and a certificate. (A Golden Leaf grant and N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services are supporting this training and offsetting the registration costs for a limited time).

To register, use the link below and select the workshop at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Davie County Center. If you have questions or want more information, please call Davie County Horticulture Agent Susan Hawkins at 336-753-6100 or email susan_hawkins@ncsu.edu.

Training Registration

PSA Training Agenda