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FMSA Produce Safety Alliance Training

February 13, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm


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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training course on February 13th, 2019 in Union Gap, WA. This one-day class fulfills the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for Produce Growers 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.” The course will be led by a trainer that has attended the PSA lead trainer training, and holds the Produce Safety Alliance Lead Trainer Certificate.

This training will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.  After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.

When: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 7:30am to 5:00pm.

Where: WorkSource Yakima, 1205 Ahtanum Ridge Dr., Union Gap, WA 98903.

Trainers: Jeremy Leavitt, Borton Fruit (Lead); Faith Critzer, WSU Food Safety; Kelly Hamilton, WSDA.


Pre-registration is required, no on-site registration will be accepted.

This course is subsidized by WSDA support through the Produce Safety Program. Registration fee of $25 will include the PSA Grower Training Manual, a certificate of course attendance issued by AFDO, lunch and refreshments. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Allwardt, Office Manager, at 509-452-8555 or or Joanne Thomas, Education & Member Services Assistant at 509-665-9641 or

Full payment of the registration fee must be made at the time of registration.
The Registration fee is non-refundable.


February 13, 2019
7:30 am - 5:00 pm


WorkSource Yakima
1205 Ahtanum Ridge Dr.
Union Gap, WA 98903 United States
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