More Than Words illustrations
Illustrations provide a powerful and effective way to communicate concepts without the use of text. The PSA Grower Training Course teaches individuals about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR), how to assess produce safety risks, and implement practices to reduce identified risks. This training contains complex regulatory language and scientific information, which can be difficult to understand. Incorporation of illustrations will provide an opportunity for learners to engage with the information in a different way to enhance their learning experience. These illustrations allow growers to consider risks they may have on their farms, practices that could reduce these risks, and regulatory provisions that may be relevant if they are subject to the FSMA PSR.
Avoiding the Harvest of Contaminated Fruit
Harvest Bin Inspections
Establishing No Harvest Buffer Zones
Managing Post-Harvest Water and Change Schedules
Packinghouse Flow: Considerations for Food Safety
Cleaning and Sanitizing Tools
Harvest Equipment Sanitation
Packinghouse Sanitation: Dry Cleaning
Sanitation Challenges: Hard to Clean Equipment
Food Safety in Packinghouse Coolers
Exemptions and Exclusions – Commercial Processing
Proper Use of Hand Sanitizer
FSMA PSR Visitor Requirements
Categorizing Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin
Exemptions and Exclusions: Determining a Farm’s Status
Exemptions and Exclusions: Rarely Consumed Raw
Exemptions and Exclusions – Non-Produce Food Grains
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Funding Acknowledgement: This resource is supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $109,346.00 received from National Farmers Union with 100 percent funded by FDA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by FDA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit FDA.gov.