FSMA Produce Safety Rule Trainings, December 5 and December 7, 2017

  • Nov 16, 2017

As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) 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.”

Sunkist Growers has scheduled two training opportunities (details below). If you are a Sunkist grower the cost is $35, for non-Sunkist members the cost is $115. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Elena Jimenez by November 29, 2017 at ejimenez@sunkistgrowers.com or call 559.791.5485.

As a reminder, here are the FSMA compliance dates:

  • Very small businesses: More than $25,000 but no more than $250,000 in average annual produce sales during the previous three-year period – January 26, 2020
  • Small businesses: More than $250,000 but no more than $500,000 in average annual produce sales during the previous three-year period – January 26, 2019
  • All other farms: January 26, 2018

Avocado growers looking to meet FDA-Produce Safety Rule training requirements prior to the January 26, 2018 compliance deadline are encouraged to attend.

Meeting Dates and Locations:

December 5, 2017

Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard
600 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

December 7, 2017

Exeter Memorial Building
324 N Kaweah Ave
Exeter, CA 93221
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

More information on the trainings may be found here.

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