The National Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Program and the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) both offer produce safety 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 and a Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop.
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) offers both Grower Training and Train-the-Trainer Courses. The PSA Grower Training is one way to satisfy the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (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.