University of Maryland Extension

Food Safety: Food Safety Modernization Act and Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices

Good Agricultural Practices Training 

Who Should Attend? 

Those growers who are interested in learning about produce safety, who need to satisfy buyer requirements, and/or who need to maintain a food safety certification.

What Will You Get from Attending?

  • Practice conducting risk analyses and writing Standard Operating Procedures
  • Help writing a food safety plan
  • Insight into the FSMA Produce Safety Rule
  • Information about current food safety research

Monday 3/19/18

8:30AM – 5:00PM

University of Maryland Extension, Western Maryland Research & Education Center

18330 Keedysville Rd

Keedysville, MD 21756

Register here

Here is the 2018 list of upcoming trainings (for download)

1. Description of all the training and contact information

2. Registration links to all 2018 training

3. Combined FSA and FSPCA training

The newest crop of Produce Safety Trainers were recently completed their trained in College Park, MD.  



For more information about GAPs/GHPs:

Visit: Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), or contact your Local County Extension office. 

For more information about food safety of fresh fruits and vegetables:

Find information on fact sheets, videos, and farm audits visit: UMD-Plant Science & Landscape Arcitecture 

For more information about the Agriculture Law Extension Program:




 Follow MDA @MdAgDept, University of Maryland @UMD_AGNR, MD Ag Law @MDAgLaw, and the FDA @FDAfood.

Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at Univ. of Maryland

We have been working on a produce safety website on the University of Maryland's Plant Science and Landscape Architecture page. This site has Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in video format, MDA GAP resources (including a skeleton plan), fact sheets, and other information. This website also links to the MDA's food safety website, where information on additional audits can be found. Additional resources will be added to this page:



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