Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Course
AZDA is offering a Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Course on Wednesday, November 28th in beautiful Prescott, AZ from 7:30am-5:00pm. This course is not just for growers, but also for harvesters, packers and cooler/holders also. Cost is a mere $30, covering all training materials, a continental breakfast and your lunch. Pre-registration is required. Registration and further information can be found at this link:
The Produce Safety Rule establishes mandatory science-based, minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. These standards are designed to work effectively for food safety across the wide diversity of produce farms. What this means is that farms covered by the rule will be held to certain standards designed to reduce the presence of potentially dangerous bacteria in the food supply, with the ultimate goal of reducing the number of illnesses caused by contaminated produce. In other words, this is all about keeping food safe for consumption.