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GAPs Online Produce Safety Course  

Sessions scheduled for 2019:
1 May running through 21 May, 2019
7 August running through 27 August, 2019
2 October running through 22 October, 2019

This course is intended to improve your understanding of GAPs to guide assessment of risks and implementation of practices to reduce risks on fresh produce farms. Taking this course will not result in your farm being "GAPs Certified". GAPs certification is done by a third party (e.g. USDA, Primus, Global GAP) and involves the successful completion of an on-farm audit. 

It is also important to consider that the GAPs Online Produce Safety Training Course is not currently equivalent to the required supervisor training described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule 21 CFR Subpart C § 112.22(c). This GAPs Online Produce Safety Training Course may, however, satisfy training requirements as described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule in §§ 112.21(a) and (b).  

The Produce Safety Alliance offers in-person training that meets the requirement in § 112.22(c) of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. You can sign up for the listserv on the Produce Safety Alliance website to be notified of where and when in-person trainings will be held.

Register here for any session of the GAPs Online Produce Safety Course 
A minimum of 10 people must be registered for us to offer the course and class size is limited to 25 people. The course price is $225.  

Please let Don Stoeckel ( know if you have any questions or concerns. View more information about the GAPs Online Produce Safety Course.

E-mail Michele Humiston ( if you wish to receive e-mail notifications of future online course dates and open registrations, or if you wish to be removed from the GAPs online course listserv.