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GAPs Online Produce Safety Course 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00am to 11:00pm
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Don Stoeckel

GAPs Online Produce Safety Course 

The next English GAPs Online Produce Safety Course will begin on July 8, 2020 and run through July 28, 2020. The GAPs Online Produce Safety Course is not equivalent to the required supervisor training described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule 21 CFR Subpart C § 112.22(c). This GAPs Online Produce Safety Training Course may, however, satisfy training requirements as described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule in §§ 112.22(a) and (b).

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) website maintains a list of Upcoming Grower Training Courses that meets the requirement in § 112.22(c) of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. There is an Online PSA Grower Training Course available if you need to meet the § 112.22(c) requirement.

We have additional GAPs Online Produce Safety Course sessions scheduled for 2020 on the following dates:

2 September running through 22 September, 2020
28 October running through 17 November, 2020

Taking this course will not result in your farm being "GAPs Certified". GAPs certification is done by a third party (e.g. USDA, Primus, Global GAP) and involves the successful completion of an on-farm audit. This course is intended to improve your understanding of GAPs to guide assessment of risks and implementation of practices to reduce risks on fresh produce farms. 

To register for any session of the GAPs Online Produce Safety Course, visit the National Gaps Program eCornell registration  

  • A minimum of 10 people must be registered for us to offer the course and class size is limited to 25 people. The course price is $225.  

Please let Don Stoeckel ( know if you have any questions or concerns. View more information about the GAPs Online Produce Safety Course

E-mail Michele Humiston ( if you wish to receive e-mail notifications of future online course dates and open registrations, or if you wish to be removed from the GAPs online course listserv.