Produce Safety Rule Cleaning and Sanitation Workshops

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Topics to be covered

This interactive workshop provides fruit and vegetable growers information and tools necessary to develop an effective cleaning and sanitizing program. During this workshop we will go over foundations and hands-on demonstrations of cleaning procedures and verification methods applicable to field harvesting and packing houses.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Developing a cleaning and sanitizing program
  • Equipment and tools needed
  • Documentation including SOPs and monitoring logs
  • Training workers/ cleaning crews
  • References to the Produce Safety Rule and market requirements

Target Audience

Farm personnel with cleaning and sanitizing responsibilities including leading or performing cleaning and sanitizing activities, Extension agents, produce safety educators, industry association representatives, and regulatory agency representatives.

Registration Fee

$50.00 per participant/ $25.00 for each additional attendee from the same farm.

Workshop Details

Date Location/Time Address Link to register
March 16, 2023

Horticultural Crops Research Station

8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

2450 Faison Highway
Clinton, NC 28328

March 22, 2023

Mountain Horticultural Research and Extension Center

8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 27695
Register Online 


This workshop was developed by NC State Extension, NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Funding Statement: These workshops are supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award U2FFD007440 totaling $1,693,655 with 100 percent funded by FDA/HHS. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by FDA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.