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The Produce Safety Alliance officially launched its in-person training programs in September of 2016. A summary of the latest course and participant data is shown below. To access the current or historical detailed reports, please use the links on the left to request the PDF. The Produce Safety Alliance does not share individual course participant information. 

Totals Through September 30, 2020

Number of Train-the-Trainer Courses Held

  • 99 Total
  • 75 Domestic Hosted
    • 74 In-Person
    • 1 Remote
  • 24 International Hosted
    • 24 In-Person
    • 0 Remote

Number of Train-the-Trainer Course Participants

  • 3,162 Total
  • 2,138 Domestic Hosted
    • 2,123 In-Person; 28 average course size
    • 15 Remote
  • 1,024 International Hosted
    • 1,024 In-Person; 43 average course size
    • 0 Remote

Number of Grower Training Courses Held

  • 2,602 Total
  • 1,768 Domestic Hosted
    • 1,660 In-Person
    • 94 Remote
    • 14 Online
  • 834 International Hosted
    • 765 In-Person
    • 69 Remote

Number of Grower Training Course Participants

  • 60,330 Total
  • 38,266 Domestic Hosted
    • 36,721 In-Person; 22 average course size
    • 1,350 Remote; 14 average course size
    • 195 Online; 14 average course size
  • 22,064 International Hosted
    • 20,764 In-Person; 26 average course size
    • 1,300 Remote; 19 average course size

Where PSA Courses Have Been Hosted

  • Train-the-Trainer Courses
    • In-Person
      • 35 States Domestically
      • 11 Countries Internationally
    • Remote
      • 1 State Domestically
  • Grower Training Courses
    • In-Person
      • 50 States & 2 Territories Domestically
      • 22 Countries Internationally
    • Remote
      • 23 States & 1 Territory Domestically
      • 8 Countries Internationally

PSA Trainers

  • 2,685 Total
  • 1,812 Domestic Trainers located in 50 States & 4 Territories
  • 846 International Trainers located in 28 Countries

PSA Lead Trainers

  • 456 Total
  • 258 Domestic Trainers located in 49 States & 1 Territory
  • 198 International Trainers located in 18 Countries

Please note that not all course and participant data may be reflected in the report. As courses conclude, there may be a lag in training hosts returning course data or entering this data into the database shared with the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). 

If you have any questions about the PSA's outreach or training activities, please contact Gretchen Wall