Fort Lewis College, the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Colorado State University Extension, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and the Colorado Department of Agriculture will host a FSMA Training Course from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Bayfield Town Hall, 1199 Bayfield Parkway.
This course will provide a foundation on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule requirements, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.
Individuals will gain a basic understanding of: Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them; microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm; and parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one.
Registration is $50 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, PSA materials and a certificate of completion as required under FSMA. A second person from the same farm business may register for $15. Attendees must be present for the entire course to receive a certificate.
Registration closes at 5 p.m. Feb. 3. Register online at www.tinyurl.com/oldfortmarketplace.
For more information, contact Beth LaShell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 385-4574.