Discounts on FSMA Food Safety Workshops

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Don’t miss the opportunity to attend a workshop that meets the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training requirement for produce growers at a discounted rate.  Normally, these trainings can cost hundreds of dollars per person, but thanks to a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the CCOF Foundation is offering these trainings for $35 per attendee. The ticket price includes course materials, lunch, and certificate fees.
Workshops will be held throughout California, including locations near Fresno, Sacramento, San Diego, Petaluma, and Monterey. The Fresno, San Diego, and Monterey region workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish. Our workshop instructors have experience with organic production practices and can answer food safety questions from an organic perspective.
To find out whether your produce farm is required to attend a mandatory FSMA food safety training, read our “FSMA Basics for Produce Growers” blog post or watch a recording of the "How Do I Need to Comply with FSMA?" webinar.
Even if your produce farm isn’t required to take a FSMA food safety training in 2018, farmers who will be required to attend the training in the future may want to consider taking advantage the discounted workshops rates. 
Currently, both the USDA and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are providing funding to reduce the cost of FSMA-required trainings for produce growers. This funding will not continue indefinitely and the cost of attending the FSMA-required trainings may go up again in future years.