University of Maryland Extension

A training workshop in FSMA produce safety and preventive control rules

Who should attend?

Farmers, growers and food processors who

-Need to comply with FSMA produce safety rule, preventive controls rule or both. E.g.: growers who grow leafy greens, tomatoes, berries, cucumber, etc. and/or process them into ready-to-eat products. To know if it applies to you, visit the US FDA website here and here.

-Are exempt from the rule but need to comply with the rules due to supply-chain demands

-Are new farmers and 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 produce safety and 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?

$20 for produce safety training only, $40 for PC rule training only, and $50 for hybrid training

Where will it be held?

Each is a 4-day workshop with one day for produce safety training (Day 1) and 3 days for preventive controls training. A detailed agenda will be available upon registration.

February 8-11, 2017 at Baltimore county extension office, Cockeysville, MD

February 22-25, 2017 at Wye Research and Education Center, Queenstown MD

March 8-11, 2017 at Western Maryland Research and Education Center, Keedysville MD

How do I register?

Use the link: orĀ 

Contact Rohan Tikekar (301-405-4509, or Justine Beaulieu (

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