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PNVA Produce Safety Rule Grower Training

November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association, in partnership with Impact Washington, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Washington State University, and Conover Insurance are offering a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training course on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 in Kennewick, WA. This one-day class fulfills the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for Produce Growers 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.”

This training will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.  After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.  To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training.

Lead Trainers: Craig Doan, Impact Washington, Karen Ullmann, WSDA

Sponsors: PNVA is Sponsoring the venue and light breakfast, Conover Insurance Services (the official insurance agency sponsor) is sponsoring lunch, WSDA is sponsoring Grower Training Manuals and Course Certificates.  This course is heavily subsidized by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The registration fee of $60 will include the PSA Grower Training Manual, a certificate of course attendance issued by AFDO, light breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. If you have any questions, please contact Craig Doan, Food Safety and Food Processing Specialist at


Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W. Grandridge Blvd.
Kennewick, Washington 99336
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