Produce Safety Alliance Class in Burke County – June 22, 2018

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6/22: Produce Safety Alliance class in Burke County

This class provides the guidelines for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule and it is mandatory for produce farms that have food sales over $539,982 (average of the last three years). Although this sales threshold is much larger than most High Country fruit and vegetable farms, this requirement still applies if they have sales of less than $539,982 but sell most of the food they grow to wholesale markets such as grocery stores, brokers, and distributors.

The class will be held at the Burke County Extension Center in Morganton on Friday, June 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This class also counts as a training/educational program for growers that need to show proof of training for their food safety audit/certification.

To attend, growers must preregister online.

The information presented is important for ALL growers (small and large) regardless of where they fall in the Produce Safety Rule, but it is mandatory for the farms who are described above.