REMINDER: English GAPs Online Produce Safety Course – May 11th- 31st
Just a reminder the next English GAPs Online Produce Safety Course will begin on May 11, 2016 and run through May 31, 2016. 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. We have additional GAPs Online Produce Safety Course sessions scheduled for 2016 on the following dates:

08 June running through 28 June, 2016

13 July running through 02 August, 2016

07 September running through 27 September, 2016

05 October running through 25 October, 2016

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 plans to offer 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: http://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/ to be notified of where and when in-person trainings will be held.

To register for any session of the GAPs Online Produce Safety Course, click here. You will need to go all the way to the bottom of the page. Under Courses, select the + sign next to Other, then click the Enroll Now link. After selecting the course, click Add to Cart and Checkout. After selecting Checkout for a second time, you will be asked to Create an Account and complete your eCornell Profile . When completing your profile, under Employer Information, Group Affiliations, you will be asked to enter a Group Code—enter G000107. (Please note that these are zeros and not the letter “O”). You will then need to click Add Group. 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 $190.

Please let Don Stoeckel (dstoeckel@cornell.edu) know if you have any questions or concerns. You can get more information about the course online click here.

E-mail Michele Humiston (mmc15@cornell.edu) 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.

Take care,

Betsy