FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule Training – December 9, 2016

Virginia Cooperative Extension will be holding an FDA approved FSMA Produce Safety Rule Training on Friday, December 9, 2016, at MidAtlantic Farm Credit – Winchester Office.  This building is located at 125 Prosperity Drive, Winchester, Virginia 22602.  The program will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm with registration starting at 8:00am.

Space is limited for this training and is geared towards operations that are covered by the FDA FSMA Produce Safety Rule. See the attached flowchart to help determine if your operation is covered by the ruling and thus requires compliance. “Covered” farm operations are required by law to have at least one “supervisor or responsible party” complete a training utilizing FDA approved curriculum. Full details regarding FSMA can be found on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration website: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm

There will be a $150.00* registration fee for the primary attendee from each operation. This will include program materials, certificate, and lunch. Registration for additional attendees from an operation will be $50.00* each and include a completion certificate and lunch.  Pre-registration is required. Please complete and return the enclosed registration form with payment (checks made payable to: Treasurer, Virginia Tech) by December 2, 2016.  Walk-in attendees will not be permitted.  If you have any questions, I can be reached at the Frederick Office or by email: mark.sutphin@vt.edu.

Registration form and details: fsma-produce-safety-rule-training-12-9-16

*Cost reduction may apply for Virginia operations through VDACS grant funding. Please contact Mark Sutphin (mark.sutphin@vt.edu or 540.665.5699) for specifics.

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