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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – Spokane

April 2

Produce Safety Alliance
Grower Training
Lead Instructor:
Dr. Stephanie Smith
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) was tasked with developing the standardized national produce safety training program to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The PSA has developed two types of training courses: Grower Training Course and Train-the-Trainer Course.
The PSA Grower Training Curriculum was created through a four-year nationwide development process. In 2011, after hosting an international gathering to review current educational resources, the PSA launched ten, open Working Committees (WCs), composed of one hundred seventy-eight unique members from academia, agriculture, industry, and regulatory agencies. The WCs identified key areas and learning objectives to be addressed in the grower curriculum. Additionally, grower preferences regarding produce safety training programs were collected by hosting eight in-person farmer focus groups nationwide, collecting feedback from eighty-nine produce growers. In 2015 and 2016, the PSA also engaged with the FDA Division of Produce Safety staff to align the curriculum content with the final FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements and incorporate the regulatory language throughout the curriculum modules and teaching notes. The seven module PSA Grower Training Course was designed to be delivered in one day and PSA Train the Trainer in two days.
To register online or for more information, please visit this website:

Course is limited to 40 attendees at each location.
Includes manual, certificate, lunch and refreshments.
**Courses will run from 8 am to 5 pm each day. Check in begins 7:45 am**


April 2


Stephanie Smith
(509) 335-0972


WSU Spokane Academic Center
600 N Riverpoint Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202 United States
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