University of Maryland Extension

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

A training workshop in FSMA preventive control rules: For food processors...

Who should attend?
Food processors who need to comply with FSMA preventive controls rule. To know if it applies to you, visit the US FDA website here.

-Are exempt from the rule but need to comply with the rules due to supply-chain demands
-Are new entrepreneurs in processed food business
-Want to remain up-to-date with the FSMA regulations and how to comply with them

What will you get from attending this workshop?
-In-depth understanding of the requirements of preventive control rules
-Hands-on experience in writing food safety plans that are required under the FSMA rules
-Completion certificates required to develop food safety plans
-Guidance regarding food safety risks and how to mitigate them

How much does it cost?

Where will it be held?
November 27-29, 2018 at Western Maryland Research and Education Center, Keedysville MD

How do I register?
Contact Rohan Tikekar (301-405-4509,



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:




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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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