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When: March, 15, 2019
8AM - 5PM
Where: Lowndes County Extension Office
2102 East Hill Avenue
Valdosta, Georgia  31601
United States
Contact: Maggie Hart Brown

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This one-day workshop sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Fort Valley State University Extension and UGA Extension, is being offered to produce growers.

The training will cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act). Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of, requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them successfully, microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm, how to identify and reduce microbial risks and parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one.

Fee to attend is $20 at the door (please bring exact change or check). The registration deadline is March 12.

Any produce grower who grows, packs, harvests, and/or holds covered produce, makes more than $25,000 in annual produce sales (on average, based on the past three years of sales), and does not qualify for a Produce Safety Rule exemption is required to attend this training under new federal regulations. As of January 2018, larger grower operations (with more than $500,000 in annual sales) must comply with the Produce Safety Rule.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/Lowndespsagt.

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