Corso Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course – PSA Bologna
OBJECTIVE AND PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
This course will provide the foundation for Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), the requisites envisaged by the FSMA Implementation Safety Rule Regulation and details on how to develop a Food Safety Plan for farms.
Partecipants will develop basic knowledge on:
Micro-organisms important for the safety of agricultural products and where these can be found inside the farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices to reduce these risks and how to start implementing safety practices within your own farm; the parts of a Food Safety Plan for farms and how to prepare one, and the requirements of the Implementation Safety Rule Regulation of the FSMA and how to satisfy them.
Growers of fruit and vegetables and anyone else interested in understanding the Produce Safety Rule implementing regulation of the FSMA, the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and the joint management of natural resources and food security. The PSA Grower training course is one of the ways to meet the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule implementation regulation highlighted in § 112.22 (c) which requires that at least one supervisor or third-party manager for your farm has successfully completed a Food Safety training course at least equivalent to the standardized curriculum recognized as appropriate by the FDA.
The Lead Instructor will spend approximately seven hours to cover the program contained in the following seven modules:
- Introduction to Produce Safety
- Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
- Soil Amendments
- Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
- Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
- Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
- How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
Every attendee will receive (in paper or digital format) the Official PSA Manual “Grower Manual” (issued by PSA) in English, folder and block notes, exercise sheets and a satisfaction questionnaire.
Following participation in the training course, learners will be entitled to receive a certificate from the AFDO – Association of Food and Drug Officials to verify completion of the training course. To receive an AFDO certificate, participants must attend the course for its entire duration and present the correct forms to their instructor at the end of the training course.
The Course will be held by the first Lead Instructor qualified by PSA in Europe, Dr. Claudio Gallottini, an European TOT trainer of the Alliance, consultant for ESI Italian Consulting Company operating at international level, which today has more than 700 PCQI representatives of the biggest industrial realities of the European Country, only to create a network throughout the territory for a continuous exchange of information and support