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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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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 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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Check out and subscribe to CA Farm to School Network monthly newsletter

The California Farm to School Network includes farm to school practitioners and enthusiasts statewide. Visit the CDFA Farm to School Program webpage to subscribe to these monthly updates that include information about grants, resources, research, webinars, events and news from the National … Continue reading

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CDFA announces vacancies on California Citrus Advisory Committee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the California Citrus Advisory Committee (CCAC). The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the California Citrus Program, which includes the implementation of an annual … Continue reading

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