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Produce Best Practices Training (PBPT)

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What is Produce Best Practices Training?

  • PBPT directly replaces the GAP Training/Education program introduced in 2008 that more than 5,000 KY producers have completed.
  • Renamed to help alleviate confusion between GAP Certificates and Third Party GAP Audits and Tobacco GAP.
  • Revised to educate about FSMA requirements and the latest on produce safety.
  • Is the new basic training requirement for All Samples certificate from KDA
  • Still delivered by your extension agent.

Who needs to complete PBPT?

  • Anyone wishing to acquire a Farmers Market All-Samples certificate
  • Anyone seeking a general overview of major produce food safety concerns

When do I need to complete PBPT?

  • All current GAP diplomas are valid until January 1, 2019
  • PBPT will be available to producers state-wide starting January 1, 2018 (some counties may not offer this program before this date).
  • Sampling certificate protocols should remain the same--all that's changing is the training.

Contact Your Local Extension Office to find out about scheduled trainings.

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