The Produce Safety Alliance is committed to providing trainers with technical assistance and responding to any questions that may arise before, during, or after a PSA Grower Training Course has been scheduled and offered. The following are resources that may help in answering questions.
Produce Safety Alliance Website: www.producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu
Contains information about scheduled trainings, curriculum materials, additional learning opportunities (such as webinars and newsletters), University contacts and collaborators, and links to FSMA Produce Safety Rule information. The website will also house a future page for frequently asked questions.
Produce Safety Educator’s Group
This group is comprised of educators who have an interest in training fruit and vegetable growers. It was formed in 2013 and usually meets on a monthly basis by toll free teleconference or webinar to discuss produce safety training, challenges to outreach, and educational opportunities as well as regulatory and PSA updates. Any educators interested in joining this group should contact Michele Humiston at email@example.com. Previous meeting minutes and audio recordings are available on the PSA website: http://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/resources/educators-group.
Produce Safety Scientific Research
Produce safety covers a wide variety of topics from irrigation water quality to worker training. The citations for the scientific literature supporting the recommendations provided in this curriculum are included in the PSA Train-the-Trainer Course Manual, organized by the module in which they are referenced. There is a plethora of scientific literature beyond what is listed in this curriculum. Several collaborative databases exist for produce safety research. A few are listed below.
National Good Agricultural Practices Program: Research & Extension Database
Center for Produce Safety: Global Research Database
Western Center for Food Safety
For additional information or technical assistance in your region, please contact the PSA Staff.