Introducing the Essentials of Produce Safety
FreshEd Academy offers an affordable online certificate program from the Produce Marketing Association, that teaches you how to better manage produce safety risks.
Course Length: 8 Hours
Entirely Online, Easily Accessible
Cost: $500 USD
The Essentials of Produce Safety is delivered entirely online, in a device responsive learning management system that enables learners to complete the course on any device — desktop, tablet or mobile. The course consists of seven learning modules, a review module, and a certificate exam. It’s an affordable and accessible option for businesses of all sizes. Click below to test drive a sample demonstration of the course.
Reduce Your Risk via Proven Best Practices
Grow Your Teams Confidence With Industry Leading Expertise
Produce Marketing Association (PMA) partnered with Alchemy, the world’s leader in food safety training, to create a turnkey certificate program for the produce industry. The Essentials of Produce Safety is the first online course designed to help you manage produce safety risks within your operation while providing you with the latest best practices.
Designed for Individuals & Teams
Available to individual learners and employee groups, the course is an in-depth exploration of the key issues and best practices in produce safety. Learners and their organizations benefit from:
Enhanced produce safety proficiency
Improved communication across the organization and supply chain
Immediate application of learnings to the work environment
Who Should Register?
Essentials of Produce Safety benefits employees in the produce industry, especially individuals in charge of creating and implementing safety plans, such as:
Employees in FDA-regulated Facilities
Product Procurement Directors
Quality Assurance Managers
Produce Safety Managers
Produce Safety Personnel
Food Service Operators
"This exclusive course picks up where FSMA training leaves off."
Dr. Robert Whitaker
"Your path to becoming a top tier Produce Safety Manager starts here."
The course consists of seven learning modules, a review module, and a certificate exam.
Course Length: 8 Hours
Module 1: Starting with the Basics
Building a Produce Safety Plan
Module 2: Foundational Programs
SOPs, Sanitation, Microbiology Testing, Pest Control Preventive Maintenance, Transportation Control, Communications
Module 3: Structural Programs
Introduction to GAPs, GAP Principles, GAPs Roadmap for Hazard Assessment Introduction
Module 4: Hazard Assessment
Can You Do a Risk Assessment? Importance of Process Mapping, Farm Assessment Introduction
Module 5: FSMA
What It Means to You and Your Company
Module 6: Critical Steps
Sanitary Design and Sanitation
Module 7: Microbial Testing
The Basics of Microbial Testing, Using the Results of Your Microbial Testing Program
"Learn from the industry's top leaders in Produce Safety."
Max Tepletski, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer, PMA