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Georgia Dept. of Agriculture, GFB to host produce safety training

On Sept. 6, the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Farm Bureau will host a free, one-day workshop designed for farmers and growers in Georgia.

The training will cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm, how to identify and reduce microbial risks, and how to begin writing a food safety plan.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Georgia Farm Bureau. Space is limited. To register visit

For more information, contact Maggie Brown, Produce Farm Safety Training & Outreach Coordinator at 404-971-1188 or or Elizabeth Stalvey, Produce Farm Safety Training and Outreach Associate at 229.472.2635 or