Sun Journal reports UMaine Extension to offer Produce Safety Alliance grower training

The Sun Journal reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) grower training in three counties beginning Nov. 30. The training includes seven hours of instruction time in seven modules, and provides a foundation for farm food safety best practices and coordinated management information, Food Safety Modernization Act requirements, and details for developing a farm food safety plan. The workshops are in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and AgMatters LLC. Trainings will be held from 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; dates and locations are Nov. 30 in Lisbon Falls, Jan. 8 in Bangor and Feb. 8 in Unity, the article states. The program fee is $20 and includes a manual, completion certificate, lunch and snacks. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Theresa Tilton, 942.7396,