A couple of cool, recent developments – NEAT VIDEOS AND FACTSHEETS ~ Please share with anyone you wish

  1. Newly released videos to support on-farm food safety training are an update to the 2003 “Food Safety Begins on the Farm” worker training video produced by the National GAPs program, and integrates FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements with additional recommendations. Additional languages and videos will be posted shortly as part of this effort.
    1. Spanish Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y44_0VyWS3o
    2. English Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndwHxQAJ6_c
  1. Ag Water Inspection Sheet (from PSA): This fact sheet covers the differences between an Agricultural Water System Inspection (§ 112.42) and the proposed Agricultural Water Assessment (AgWA) in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. This resource highlights differences in compliance dates, required frequency, evaluation parameters, and documentation requirements.
    1. https://resources.producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/documents/AGWA-FSMA-PSR-Agricultural-Water-System-Inspection-is-Different.pdf (English)
    2. https://cornell.app.box.com/s/n6t0p4zki9am5ob6gicsxcm43yq9780m (Spanish)

We are finalizing our PSA Grower Training classes, but tentatively we are leaning towards the following:
*registration sites pending

  • Sept 26 and 27 (1-5 pm ET) – zoom
  • Nov 8 and 9 (1-5 pm ET) – zoom
  • Jan 16-17-18 (haven’t picked, but same timeframe, zoom)
  • Mar 6-7 (1-5 pm ET) – zoom