Author Archives: Joshua Bingham

Spanish-language sessions expand outreach to organic growers about Produce Safety Rule

CDFA’s Produce Safety Program works to ensure that California farmers understand how to implement all food safety practices required by the federal Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule. As part of PSP’s Educate, Implement and Regulate strategy to accomplish this, three PSP inspectors recently gave a … Continue reading

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CDFA Technical Assistance Program offers farmers multilingual, in-person help

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) continues to help small-scale farmers across California become compliant with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule for growing fruits, nuts and vegetables. This effort … Continue reading

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Apply by September 30 to fill one of two vacancies on CDFA Feed Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing two vacancies on the Feed Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee (TASC). This subcommittee provides technical and scientific advice to the Feed Inspection Advisory Board and CDFA on animal food nutrition, … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross welcomes Food Literacy Center’s new teaching kitchen and farm

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CDFA partners with county agricultural commissioner offices to conduct organic enforcement activities

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USDA Food and Nutrition Service leaders visit grant recipients in Bay Area  

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Article highlights benefits of CDFA laboratory participating in proficiency testing program

“Value of the Magruder Program in a Regulatory Laboratory,” by Maryam Khosravifard, environmental program manager I, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC), is published in the Summer 2022 Edition of the Magruder Newsletter. The … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Anna Carrasquillo protects the nation’s food chain through inspecting fresh fruits and vegetables

NAME: Anna Carrasquillo YEARS AT CDFA: 7 PROGRAM: Standardization TITLE: Fruits & Vegetables QC Supervisor II HOW DO YOU WORK FOR THE CALIFORNIA FOOD SUPPLY? As part of the Standardization team, I work inspecting fresh fruits and vegetables by preventing … Continue reading

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USDA recommends adding food safety items to your back-to-school list

From USDA On your next back-to-school shopping trip, make sure to include food safety items on your shopping list to keep school lunches safe. “Every day, parents focus on the health and safety of their children, and this focus includes … Continue reading

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USDA invests $8 million to improve dietary health and nutrition security

From USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of approximately $8 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Produce Prescription Program. The funding is part of USDA’s American Rescue Plan efforts and will be … Continue reading

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