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Produce Safety Program launches Phase 1 of Farm Data Repository for growers to view FSMA Produce Safety Rule inspection records & more

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Produce Safety Program (CDFA 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 … Continue reading

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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 the Resources section of its Educate webpage. As seasonal storms are underway, this new section offers several educational resources … Continue reading

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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 Produce Safety Rule inspection records and produce safety resources online. … Continue reading

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CDFA participates in 44th annual EcoFarm Conference

CDFA staff was happy to participate and answer questions for farmers and ranchers at the 44th Annual EcoFarm Conference at Asilomar in Pacific Grove. Topics of interest included the CDFA State Organic Program, Organic Certification Cost Share Program, CDFA Organic Input Materials Program, … Continue reading

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Visit State Organic Program booth at Organic Grower Summit Nov. 29-30

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s California State Organic Program (SOP) invites attendees of the sixth annual Organic Grower Summit to visit the SOP booth in the exhibitor section. The event runs November 29-30. The summit provides a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Produce Safety Program offers On-Farm Readiness Review workshops to help farmers prepare for inspection

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program and Western Agricultural Processors Association recently collaborated to host workshops about On-Farm Readiness Reviews (OFRRs) in four locations. With total attendance of 92, the workshops were hosted in Live … Continue reading

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CDFA celebrates partnerships, advancements in food safety initiatives during Food Safety Education Month

CDFA joins the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other state and federal partners in recognizing September as National Food Safety Education Month. CDFA also celebrates FDA’s recent announcement to form a new, unified Human Foods Program, with James “Jim” … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: CA State Organic Program Special Investigator Mayze Fowler-Riggs has passion for education & enforcement

NAME: Mayze Fowler-Riggs TIME AT CDFA: 8 years PROGRAM: State Organic Program POSITION TITLE: Special Investigator USUAL DAILY ACTIVITES ON THE JOB? I oversee part of the statewide enforcement and outreach efforts of organic agricultural products based on the provisions … Continue reading

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CDFA announces vacancies on Standardization Advisory Committee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the Standardization Advisory Committee.  The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Standardization Program, as well as reviewing proposed regulations and making recommendations concerning … Continue reading

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CDFA announces vacancies on Shipping Point Inspection Advisory Committee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the Shipping Point Inspection Advisory Committee (SPI). SPI advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Shipping Point Inspection Program, which provides third party grading and … Continue reading

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