USDA Produce Inspection Training
If you receive, handle, buy, ship, or sell produce – this course is for you! United Fresh and the USDA-AMS have partnered to bring the industry the Produce Inspection Training Program. This unique program is designed to provide real, hands-on instruction from USDA Master Trainers, credentialed by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), to anyone involved in the produce supply chain – grower to retailer. Sign-up today to become more proficient and knowledgeable about quality control standards, inspection grading, USDA produce procedures and requirements, and much more!
This specialized training consists of two courses: Fundamentals of Produce Inspection and Commodity Labs. The 2-day Fundamentals Course is a classroom-based program that covers grading, standards, tolerances, PACA, sampling procedures, and more.
The 3-day Commodity Labs course focuses on hands-on commodity inspections in the lab. Each Commodity Labs course includes inspection of the five most commonly requested commodities: grapes, lettuces, potatoes, strawberries, and tomatoes, plus up to 7 additional commodities based on the attendees’ most common preferences.
The 2015 Training Programs will take place at the USDA SCI Training and Development Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
For more information, contact Jessica Mosley at 202-303-3417.
2015 Course DatesRegistration Available On-line or By Hard Copy Form
- January 26-30, 2015 Full Course (Fundamentals & Labs)
- January 26-27, 2015 Fundamentals of Produce Inspection *
- January 28-30, 2015 Commodity Labs
The January course is currently sold out.
June Course Dates:
- June 1-5, 2015 Full Course (Fundamentals & Labs)
- June 1-2, 2015 Fundamentals of Produce Inspection *
- June 3-5, 2015 Commodity Labs
September Course Dates:
- September 21-25, 2015 Full Course (Fundamentals & Labs)
- September 21-22, 2015 Fundamentals of Produce Inspection *
- September 23-25, 2015 Commodity Labs
*Attendees must attend the Fundamentals Course as a pre-requisite to the Commodity Labs
Group Discount Information
Group Discounts available! Companies who register three or more attendees for the Full Course (Fundamentals & Commodity Labs) Courses will receive a $100 a discount off each registration fee. Registrations must be received at the same time or the discount will not apply.