University of Maryland Extension

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

December 7, 2018

Grower training for 2019: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety Rule

Who Should Attend?

Those growers who are interested in learning about produce safety, who need to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, who need to satisfy buyer requirements, and/or who need to maintain a food safety certification.

What Will You Get from Attending?

  • Better understanding of produce food safety
  • Insight into the Produce Safety Rule requirements and the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s role
  • Training certificate required by FDA to comply with the Produce Safety Rule

Cost $25

  • Covers traning materials
  • Compliance certificate
  • Lunch and light refreshments


  • Monday February 11, 2019, 8a-5p, Leonardtown, MD: Register Here
  • Wednesday February 20, 2019, 8a-5p, Frederick, MD: Register Here


Deanna Baldwin:; (410) 841-5769

Sarah Everhart:

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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