Food Safety Training Opportunities

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The Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University (IFS@CU)

The Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University (IFS@CU) offers trainings to help reduce food safety risks from farm to fork. Some of the courses we offer include Juice HACCP, Seafood HACCP, and Better Process Control School. We have recently updated our Good Manufacturing Practices Online Course, which covers the requirements of 21 CFR Part 117– Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food. It addresses the revisions made to the previous regulation, 21 CFR 110, as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). For a complete listing and description of courses offered by the IFS@CU collaborating programs, please view the Food Science Extension & Institute for Food Safety 2017 Course Catalogue.

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The National Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Program

The National Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Program offers both online and in-person courses. The GAPs Online Produce Safety Course helps students improve their understanding of GAPs to guide risk assessment and implementation of practices to reduce risks on fresh produce farms. In-person GAPs Trainings are multi-day and include the PSA Grower Training curriculum, which fulfills the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c), and a farm food safety plan writing workshop.

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Dairy Extension

Dairy Extension not only offers programs in dairy production and processing, but also more generalized food safety courses to address regulations such as the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food. To see a complete list of upcoming courses, please view the Dairy Extension training calendar. Some of the courses offered by Dairy Extension are listed below under related links.

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The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA)

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) offers both Grower Training and Train-the-Trainer Courses. The PSA Grower Training is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that 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.’ The PSA Train-the-Trainer is a two-day course intended for produce safety educators and others who work with fruit and vegetable growers who are interested in becoming PSA Trainers or PSA Lead Trainers.

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