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Learn how the California Department of Agriculture is committed to educating California produce farmers on how to follow the Produce Safety Rule.

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 its PSP Educate webpage. As seasonal storms are underway, this new section offers several educational resources related to flooding and produce safety on farms. The California agricultural community is encouraged to visit this

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How California produce farmers can prepare for Produce Safety Rule inspection

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) has published an interview with Sarah Standiford of CDFA’s Produce Safety Program as part of a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) case study series. The interview highlights how California farms can prepare for a FSMA Produce Safety Rule inspection. The article’s Q&A format reviews the background of why CDFA performs

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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 the pre-harvest agricultural water requirements for covered produce (other than sprouts). The webinar is

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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. OFRRs are available to “small” farms (average annual gross produce sales within the last three

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