Commission Training

The California Strawberry Commission's cornerstone Food Safety training program orients front-line crew bosses, punchers, supervisors, managers and growers to the good agricultural practices that ensure the safe handling of strawberries. A highly interactive, small group format ensures engagement and critical thinking about food safety on the farm.  All classes are conducted in Spanish and require elementary reading, writing and conversation skills in Spanish.

Basic Principles of Food Safety 

For front-line crew leaders, growers, ranch managers or any employee involved in implementing food safety practices in strawberry production. This class offers an opportunity to reviews recommended food safety practices, as well as identify persistent barriers to compliance. Participants practice methods to communicate with harvesters about food safety. 

Food Safety for Decision Makers

For growers, managers and coordinators who make decisions that affect food safety on the ranch. Participants will examine how to create a culture of food safety by implementing systems of training, exchanging feedback, documentation and accountability. Learn how to engage front-line supervisors and crew bosses in problem-solving persistent challenges. 

FSMA Compliant Grower Training

This 1-day training is required for growing operations that sell more than $500k in collective food sales per year. This class is a comprehensive review of good agricultural practices presented in the only FDA-approved format. Participants will receive the official training manual and the certificate of completion from the Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO).

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