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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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California Agricultural Neighbors report outlines collaborative actions for enhanced food safety in Salinas Valley

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Monterey County Farm Bureau are joining together to announce the release of “California Agricultural Neighbors: neighbor-to-neighbor best practices to help enhance localized food safety efforts.” California Agricultural Neighbors (CAN) was … Continue reading

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CDFA environmental scientist offers technical assistance at Farming to Grow California’s Black Specialty Crop Farmers workshop

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FDA launches Agricultural Water Assessment Builder to help farms understand Agricultural Water Proposed Rule requirements

From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new user-friendly online Agricultural Water Assessment Builder to help farms understand the proposed requirements for an agricultural water assessment in the Agricultural Water Proposed Rule. Use of … Continue reading

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Save the Date – March 11 webinar offers discussion about proposed agricultural water requirements for Produce Safety Rule

Save the date for a western states webinar 10-11 a.m. (PST) March 11 on a revision proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Subpart E of its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule that would change … Continue reading

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Proposed revision to Produce Safety Rule agricultural water requirements — comment period open through April 5

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a revision of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule that would change the pre-harvest agricultural water requirements for farms covered by the Produce Safety Rule (other than sprouts). Most California … Continue reading

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Showcasing the work of CDFA’s Inspection Services Division

CDFA’s Inspection Services Division has released its Annual Report for 2021 (Fiscal year ’20-’21). The report gives an overview of programs within the Inspection Services Division (ISD), as well as information about boards and committees; a fiscal year summary; and … Continue reading

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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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