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CDFA welcomes Dr. Geetika Joshi to lead Produce Safety Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Inspection Services Division (ISD) welcomes Geetika Joshi, Ph.D., as the newly appointed environmental program manager to lead the Produce Safety Program (PSP). “We’re excited to welcome Geetika to the team as she … Continue reading

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Schedule free On-Farm Readiness Review to ensure compliance with Produce Safety Rule

Are your farm’s food safety practices compliant with the Produce Safety Rule? A good way to find out is to schedule a free, non-regulatory On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program. … Continue reading

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Food Safety E-Learning Series: attend sessions this week about production agricultural water, view previous sessions about biological soil amendments of animal origin

Register now to attend three free, online courses starting this week about production agricultural water. These courses are part of the California Farm Food Safety E-Learning series created by the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology, funded by the … Continue reading

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Register now for California Farm Food Safety E-Learning Series about biological soil amendments of animal origin and production agricultural water

Register now for two tracks in the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology California Farm Food Safety E-Learning Series funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture Produce Safety Program. Several speakers will provide short presentations during the … Continue reading

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Produce Safety Program Supervisor Phillips published in academic journal about survival of foodborne pathogens on dried apricots

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program Manager Shelley Phillips is published in the March 2021 issue of Food Control as a co-author of “Survival of common foodborne pathogens on dried apricots made with and without sulfur … Continue reading

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CDFA presents helpful resources at Latino Farmer Conference

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) co-sponsored, attended and presented at the sixth annual Latino Farmer Conference on February 11. The virtual conference presented in Spanish was held to facilitate the creation of networks and provide pertinent information … Continue reading

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Blog details how farms can find out if they are exempt from Produce Safety Rule

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program is now actively performing inspections of California produce farms to verify compliance with food safety regulations under the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. These new … Continue reading

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