Purdue Extension Offers Produce Food Safety Training Across Indiana

Beginning in August, Purdue Extension will offer produce food safety trainings throughout Indiana. The trainings utilize the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) training curriculum and will be offered at multiple locations across the state.

For produce farms that are covered under the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, at least one manager or responsible person is required to receive food safety training equivalent to FDA’s standardized curriculum. Completion of a PSA grower training is one way to meet that requirement.

For growers who are not covered by the Produce Safety Rule, the trainings are an excellent introduction to produce food safety and will be useful to those who are beginning to develop a food safety program on their farm, or who want to learn more about this topic.

There are currently 14 confirmed offerings across the state. Classes are from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm local time. Cost is $100. This includes a curriculum manual, certificate of completion, and lunch.  Participants may register for any location at www.SafeProduceIN.com by clicking on the “Get Trained” option. All classes will be posted on the website. Check back often for new offerings that have been added.  Current offerings are:

 

Date Location Contact
Aug. 25, 2018 Purdue University
Phillip E. Nelson Hall of Food Science
745 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Amanda Deering
765-494-6702
Aug. 29, 2018 Purdue Extension – Johnson County
484 North Morton St.
Franklin, IN 46131
Sarah Hanson
317-736-3724
Sept. 21, 2018 Purdue Extension – Randolph County
1885 S. US Hwy 27
Winchester, IN 47394
Amy Alka
765-584-2271
Sept. 28, 2018 Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center
4369 N. Purdue Rd.
Vincennes, IN 47591
Scott Monroe
812-886-0198
Oct. 3, 2018 Purdue Extension – Madison County
3424 Mounds Rd.
Anderson, IN 46017
Karen Mitchell
765-641-9514
Oct. 30, 2018 Purdue Extension – Tippecanoe County
3150 Sagamore Pkwy South
Lafayette, IN 47905
Karen Mitchell
765-474-0793
Nov. 7, 2018 Purdue Extension – Hancock County
802 North Apple St.
Greenfield, IN 46140-1338
Roy Ballard
317-462-1113
Nov. 30, 2018 Purdue Extension – Marshall County
112 W. Jefferson St.
Plymouth, IN 46563-1764
Bob Yoder
574-935-8545
Dec. 19, 2018 Purdue Extension – Daviess County
Daviess Co. Security Center
101 N.E. 4th St.
Washington, IN 47501
Luis Santiago
812-254-8668
Jan. 8, 2019 Purdue Extension – Washington County
806 Martinsburg Rd., Suite 104
Salem, IN 47167-5907
Danielle Walker
812-883-4601
Jan. 11, 2019 Purdue Extension – Monroe County
3400 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Amy Thompson
812-349-2575
Jan. 31, 2019 Purdue Extension – Boone County
1300 E. 100 S.
Lebanon, IN 46052-9697
Curt Emanuel
765-482-0750
Feb. 14, 2019 2019 Indiana Horticultural Congress
Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 E. 21st St.
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Rhonda Taylor
765-494-6702
Feb. 19, 2019 Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center
11402 S. County Line Rd.
Wanatah, IN 46390
Nikky Witkowski
219-755-3240
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