The United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C., and staff members of the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will present Produce Inspection Training Program Jan. 9-13.
The two-class course is designed for all phases of the food chain: buying, selling, shipping and receiving, according to a news release.
The classes, Fundamentals of Inspections and the three-day Commodity Labs, is at the USDA’s Fresh Products Branch Training Center in Fredericksburg, Va. The lab curriculum covers the five most commonly requested commodities: grapes, lettuces, potatoes, strawberries and tomatoes — and as many as seven additional commodities selected by attendees, according to the release.
Registration is limited, but companies who register three or more attendees for both classes receive a discount.
Further information is available from United Fresh education manager Shannon Young at 202-303-3405.
The Produce Inspection Training Program also will be presented in May and in September.