Course Description

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety rule establishes, for the first time, science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. This rule was first proposed in January 2013 and was made publicly available on November 13, 2015.

This training was developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA), which is a collaboration between Cornell University, FDA, and USDA to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements included in the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

Who will benefit from taking this course?

The rule establishes requirements for fresh produce growers to produce safe products. Others who may benefit include: produce buyers, resellers, shippers, and water sample testing facilities.

What skills can students expect to learn?

The key requirements of the Produce Safety rule including:

  • Water Quality
  • Water Testing
  • Biological Soil Amendments
  • Domesticated and Wild Animal Management
  • Employee Training
  • Equipment, Tools, and Building Requirements
  • Exemptions
  • Compliance Dates

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