Produce Safety Alliance

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) 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.

The Produce Safety Alliance officially launched its training programs in September of 2016 and developed the standardized national produce safety training program to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the requirement in § 112.22(c) that states ‘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.’ The PSA has developed two types of training courses; a Grower Training Course and a Train-the-Trainer Course.

PSA Training Courses

Available courses include:

PSA Grower Training Course

PSA Train-the-Trainer Course

PSA Training Reports

The Produce Safety Alliance officially launched its training programs in September of 2016.  For more information about course and participant data, please review the latest report on the PSA website. Training reports are issued on a quarterly basis. The Produce Safety Alliance does not share individual course participant information.. 

If you have any questions about the PSA’s outreach or training activities, please contact Gretchen Wall (glw53@cornell.edu) or Michele Humiston (mmc15@cornell.edu).


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