Have you completed your Produce Safety Rule Grower Training yet? If not, now is the time to sign up for an online course through the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Upcoming Grower Trainings website. Only offered in person before, this training is now offered online during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of January 2020, all produce farms …Continue Reading
Produce Safety Rules!
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is committed to educating California produce farmers on how to follow new food safety regulations of the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) under the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). To strengthen this commitment, the CDFA Inspection and Compliance Branch recently brought on Lina Nguyen as a …Continue Reading
Implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule (PSR) continues to roll out in California. Since January 26, 2018, produce farms designated as “large” (those with annual sales greater than $500,000) have been required to comply with the new federal regulations under the PSR. The next to be required to comply were farms …Continue Reading
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program (PSP) Supervisor Shelley Phillips was recently interviewed by “Farmer Fred” Hoffman on KSTE radio’s “Farm Hour” program to discuss the impact of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) on California farmers. CDFA created the PSP to “Educate then Regulate” California …Continue Reading
SACRAMENTO, July 25, 2019 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing that starting next week, 8,000 “small” and “very small” produce farms throughout California are being mailed educational letters about their roles in upholding the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), passed in 2011 to …Continue Reading
In order to facilitate dialogue between different sectors of California agriculture about cooperation to prevent future foodborne illness outbreaks, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is partnering with the University of California and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to bring the livestock and produce communities together for a series of workshops. …Continue Reading