University of Maryland Extension

October 28, 2019

2019-2020 Registration for FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Who should attend?
Farmers who...

  • Need to comply with the FSMA produce safety rule, e.g., producers growing leafy greens, tomatoes, berries, cucumber, etc.

  • Are exempt from the rule but need to comply due to buyer requirements

  • Want to remain up-to-date with the FSMA regulations and how to comply with them

  • Need to attend a food safety training to maintain a food safety certification

What will you get from attending this workshop?

  • In-depth understanding of the requirements of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

  • Completion certificates required to comply with the rule

  • Guidance regarding food safety risks and how to mitigate them

  • Explanation of the MD Department of Agriculture's role in implementing the rule

Cost: $25

University of Maryland Eastern Shore- 12/4/19 Princess Anne, MD Register here

Harford County- 1/24/20 Street, MD Register here

Montgomery County- 2/6/20 Derwood, MD Register here

Garrett County- 3/5/20 McHenry, MD  Register here

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline: 1-888-MPHotline

The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline can personally answer your food safety questions on weekdays year-round.

The Hotline receives more than 80,000 calls yearly. This toll-free telephone service, which began July 1, 1985, helps prevent foodborne illness by answering questions about the safe storage, handling, and preparation of meat, poultry, and egg products.

Food Safety Questions? Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline

If you have a question about meat, poultry, or egg products, call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline toll free at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854).

The Hotline is open year-round Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET (English or Spanish). Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. Check out the FSIS Web site at

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FSIS’ automated response system can provide food safety information 24/7 and a live chat during Hotline hours. Mobile phone users can access

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