The Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association is partnering with the University of Georgia to offer a course designed to help participants develop food safety programs for their businesses, according to a news release.

“Developing & Implementing GAPs and HACCP Food Safety for the Fresh Produce Industry” is scheduled for March 2-4 in Athens, Ga.

The course is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, meaning participants can earn HACCP certification by completing the course and exam, according to the release.

The course plans to cover good agricultural practices, standard operating procedures, sanitary standard operating procedures, and good management practices for farm and field operations, packing facilities, cold storage operations and produce shippers.

Participants also will learn how to use microbial testing as a tool for audit compliance, according to the release.

United Fresh members can get discounted registration rates before January 29. 

For more information or to register, click here, call (706) 542-2574 or email