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CDFA Produce Safety Program Launches Phase 1 of the Online PSP Portal Including California Produce Grower Notifications

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program (PSP) announces the launch of Phase 1 of the Farm Data Repository website, also known as the PSP Portal. Beginning in April 2024, California produce farms required to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety

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Produce Safety Program Offers Flooding Response Resources for California Produce Growers

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program announces a new Flooding Response Resources section has been added to its PSP Educate webpage. As seasonal storms are underway, this new section offers several educational resources related to flooding and produce safety on farms. The California agricultural community is encouraged to visit this

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CDFA Produce Safety Program Announces Development of New Digital Farm Data Repository Website

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program (PSP) announces the development of a new digital pathway for fresh produce farmers in California to access their own inspection records and produce safety resources online. Starting in late 2024, California fresh produce farmers will be able to log into a new cloud-based PSP

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How California produce farmers can prepare for Produce Safety Rule inspection

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) has published an interview with Sarah Standiford of CDFA’s Produce Safety Program as part of a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) case study series. The interview highlights how California farms can prepare for a FSMA Produce Safety Rule inspection. The article’s Q&A format reviews the background of why CDFA performs

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FDA Launches Agricultural Water Assessment Builder to Help Farms Understand Agricultural Water Proposed Rule Requirements

From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new user-friendly online Agricultural Water Assessment Builder to help farms understand the proposed requirements for an agricultural water assessment in the Agricultural Water Proposed Rule.  Use of the tool is optional. If finalized, the proposed rule would require farms to conduct systems-based

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Save the Date – March 11 webinar offers discussion about proposed agricultural water requirements for Produce Safety Rule

Save the date for a western states webinar 10-11 a.m. (PST) March 11 on a revision proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Subpart E of its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule that would change the pre-harvest agricultural water requirements for covered produce (other than sprouts). The webinar is

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