GAPs Online Produce Safety Course
The next GAPs Online Produce Safety Course will begin:
March 30–April 19 (English).
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When registering for the course, you will be asked to enter a "Group Number"—enter G000107. (Please note that these are zeros and not the letter "O").
This course is intended to improve your understanding of GAPs to guide assessment of risks and implementation of practices to reduce risks on fresh produce farms. Taking this course will not result in your farm being "GAPs Certified". GAPs certification is done by a third party (e.g., USDA, Primus, Global GAP) and involves the successful completion of an on-farm audit.
As you consider taking the GAPs Online Produce Safety Training Course, be aware that this course is not currently equivalent to the required supervisor training described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule 21 CFR Subpart C § 112.22 (c). The Produce Safety Alliance will be offering training that meets this requirement beginning in January 2016. You can sign up for the list serve at the Produce Safety Alliance website: http://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/training.html. We plan to have this online course updated to meet with the requirements outlined in § 112.22 (c) during the second quarter of 2016. This GAPs Online Produce Safety Training Course may, however, satisfy staff training requirements as described in the Produce Safety Rule in 21 CFR Subpart C § 112.21 (a) and (b).
A minimum of 10 people must be registered for us to offer the course and class size is limited to 25 people. The course price is $190.
Please contact Betsy Bihn (email@example.com or 315–787–2625) if you have any questions or concerns. More information about the course can be found here.
Additional 2016 Course Dates:
To be announced.
E-mail Michele Humiston (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to receive e-mail notifications of future online course dates and open registrations.
Develop Your Own Farm Food Safety Plan
Cornell Cooperative Extension, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and National GAPs Program personnel collaborate to conduct 2-day workshops to help fresh produce growers learn about GAPs and write their own farm food safety plans. After attending the 2-day workshop, growers are invited to a mock audit during the growing season so they know what to expect from a third party audit.
2016 GAPs Trainings will be posted soon!
Click here for the USDA 3rd Party Audit Verification Programs
Click on the PSA logo below to visit the Produce Safety Alliance website.