Author Archives: Joshua Bingham

CDFA launches Produce Safety One Health Initiatives webpage

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program (PSP) announces the launch of a Produce Safety One Health Initiatives webpage dedicated to California’s actions for enhanced produce safety based on the One Health approach. In response to a series … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Winnie Crouch helps Office of Farm to Fork grantees receive funds

NAME: Winnie Crouch YEARS AT CDFA: 4 PROGRAM: Office of Farm to Fork TITLE: Budget Analyst USUAL DAILY ACTIVITIES ON THE JOB? A lot of my time is spent on reviewing grantee invoices for reimbursement and helping grantees with invoice … Continue reading

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Inspection Services optimizes services for CA farmers and ranchers with innovation and next generation talent and tools

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Inspection Services Division (ISD) works to optimize services for California farmers and ranchers while maintaining a reputation for innovation and fostering next generation talent and tools. Examples in the 2023 annual report … Continue reading

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CDFA’s Inspection Services Division fosters climate-smart food systems and maintains integrity of organic seal

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Inspection Services Division (ISD) fosters climate-smart, resilient and regenerative food systems while also maintaining the integrity of the organic seal. ISD’s efforts toward climate-smart agriculture include working with industry, academia, government and … Continue reading

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CDFA Inspection Services Division grants and Certified Farmers’ Markets help all Californians access healthy, nutritious, California-grown food

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is committed to helping all Californians access healthy and nutritious California-grown food. In the CDFA Inspection Services Division (ISD), food access work includes Office of Farm to Fork grants facilitating farm to … Continue reading

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Inspection Services Division protects California food & environmental safety through reviewing fertilizing materials, partnering with stakeholders and providing laboratory analyses

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Inspection Services Division (ISD) works to protect California food and environmental safety? For example, in 2023, ISD’s Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program reviewed and registered 4,472 conventional fertilizer labels and … Continue reading

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CDFA’s Inspection Services Division inspects commodities for safety and quality standards

California’s agricultural bounty provides more than one-third of the country’s vegetables and nearly three-quarters of the nation’s fruits and nuts. CDFA’s Inspection Services Division (ISD) helps ensure this bounty, as well as imported produce, meets safety and quality standards for … Continue reading

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Inspection Services 2023 Annual Report highlights actions for food & environmental safety, food access and more

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces the release of its Inspection Services Division 2023 Annual Report. “I am proud of the work performed by every hardworking member of the Inspection Services Division, some of which is showcased … Continue reading

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Commercial Feed Regulatory Program awarded for implementing FDA Animal Food Regulatory Program Standards

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) was recently awarded for successful implementation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2023 Animal Food Regulatory Program Standards (AFRPS). The award was accepted on behalf … Continue reading

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Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee welcomes three new members

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board (FIAB) Technical Advisory Subcommittee (TASC) has welcomed three new members this year. This FIAB TASC serves as an expert scientific panel on matters concerning efficient use of fertilizing … Continue reading

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