Food safety trainings offered statewide in 2020

December 3, 2019

Plan to attend a Produce Safety Rule food safety training at one of six Iowa locations between January and March.

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires “At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.” Get more information about the PSA course.

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The PSA Grower Training courses are designed for growers of fruits and vegetables. If you are a fruit or vegetable processor, here is more information about the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance trainings.

Cost is $20 for Iowa growers, $120 for out-of-state growers. This includes the PSA manual, certificate of completion and lunch. All classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If more than one person wants to attend from the same farm or company and you want to share one PSA manual, you can register two people for the price of one. Email for details, or call 515-294-6773.

Register now

Registration is now open for these classes. To register with a credit card, go to the ISU Safe Produce Events page and click on the preferred training. Dates and communities are listed below; times and specific locations are on the Events page.

Find these trainings on a map of Iowa. If you live on the border of Iowa, check out the trainings in Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Missouri.

  • Emmetsburg (Palo Alto County) Tues, Jan. 14 (snow day Jan. 21)
  • Iowa City (Johnson County) Tuesday, Feb. 4 (snow day Feb. 6) 
  • Knoxville (Marion County) Tues., Feb. 11 (snow day Feb. 18)
  • Ottumwa (Wapello County) Tuesday, Feb. 25 (snow day Feb. 27)
  • Rockwell City (Calhoun County) Tues., March 3
  • Bedford (Taylor County) Tues, March 10