Colorado Produce Safety News

September 2021

Hello everyone! I am happy that fall is here and we are finally enjoying some cooler weather. This month we are featuring the proceedings from the Center for Produce Safety Annual Symposium, new FSMA legal resources, and upcoming Colorado grower training options. 

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Center for Produce Safety Annual Research Symposium recordings, reports and posters are available online

The Center for Produce Safety is focused on providing the produce industry with information on enhancing the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables. The conference this year covered many relevant produce safety research topics including Cyclospora, post-harvest wash water, Listeria, and ag water risks and treatment. All of the session recordings along with reports, posters and summaries are available online. 
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Additional educational resources for farmers and food producers

NECAFS and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School (CAFS) are pleased to announce the release of additional educational resources for farmers and food producers as part of the FSMA legal research project.

Available at, the new resources answer key legal questions about:
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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Courses


There are several options for taking the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training. Please see the methods below and choose the option that works best for you. 

Colorado Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training 

CSU Extension is happy to announce two upcoming trainings this fall. Additional dates to be announced. 
  • December 15, 2021 - Greeley, CO
    • Registration coming soon
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Produce Safety Alliance Online Training 

Offered by the Produce Safety Alliance as a three-week course that can be completed at your own pace. The online course is expected to take 15-30 hours for successful completion.
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Remote Delivery Course 

The same course CSU Extension has been offering but taught by educators in other states in real time. Instructors use video conferencing software, such as Zoom or Webex. This is a temporary option that is being supported during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Save these dates for upcoming Colorado produce safety events!


Colorado Farm Show Produce Day

January 25, 2022

Join us for new research and information on produce safety. 

Learn more

CFVGA Annual Conference

February 28 - March 1, 2022

Stay tuned for the produce safety sessions at the conference. 

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Produce Safety Rule Farm Registration



All farms that grow produce and have total annual  produce sales of more than $28,075, based on a 3-year rolling average are required by Colorado state statue to register their farm with the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Registration is free of cost and only takes a few minutes. Visit the Colorado Produce Safety Program to learn more about the program. 
For more information or questions about registration please reach out to program staff at or 303-869-9284.
Register your farm

Have a produce safety question?

Submit your question or contact Cristy Dice:
Colorado’s Produce Safety Collaborative is part of the CSU Extension program and made up of 5 organizations collaborating to bring the most up-to-date produce safety information, training and education to Colorado’s produce growers and other industry stakeholders. 
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