Trainings

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Better Process Control School (BPCS)

Area: Food Safety

The BPCS in Kentucky is designed to provide the training you need in processing Acidified Foods under FDA regulations to ensure safe products and reduce liability.

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Held in the Winter.
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Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP)

Area: Food Safety

This program is ideal for food manufacturers in small production operations, restaurants, catering, farmer's market operators, restaurant operators, farm markets and many others.

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GAP Audit Preparatory Training

Area: Good Agricultural Practices

The GAP workshop was developed to provide Kentucky farmers with knowledge surrounding GAP certification.

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Held in Spring or Summer

 


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Food Safety Regulation

Area: Good Agricultural Practices

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is a set of production guidelines designed to reduce the likelihood of microbial or other contamination of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Held in Summer and/or Fall
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MarketReady

Area: Marketing

The MarketReady Training program addresses the business practices and risks small farmers and ranchers must manage as they develop supplier relationships with restaurant, retail, and wholesale buyers.

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FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food

Area: Food Safety

The FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food helps processors comply with new rules for human food mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.

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Held in Summer and/or Fall
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Food Safety Modernization Act - Grower Training Program

Area: Food Safety

March Trainings have been cancelled. Please stay safe during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Fruit and vegetables growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), co-management, and the proposed FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule would benefit greatly from this training. Additionally, any growers who would like to meet the proposed Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in §112.22 (c):

At least one supervisor from the farm must complete food safety training at least equivalent to the standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA.

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Food Safety Modernization Act - Grower Program: Train-the-Trainers

Area: Food Safety

Produce safety educators and others who are interested in becoming PSA Trainers or PSA Lead Trainers. Day 1 is the full PSA Grower Training Course for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety.

After attending the entire course, you will be eligible to receive the Certificate of Course Attendance for the PSA Train-the-Trainer Course and be a PSA trainer.

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Held in the Fall