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 …Continue Reading
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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 California Department of Food and Agriculture Produce Safety Program. Also visit the UC Davis website …Continue Reading
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 two-hour sessions and time will be dedicated to answering questions from participants. Pre-registration is required for …Continue Reading
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’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. These new regulations apply to most California fruit, nut and vegetable farms, but there are some exceptions …Continue Reading
Have you completed your Produce Safety Rule Grower Training yet? If not, now is the time to sign up for an online course through the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Upcoming Grower Trainings website. Only offered in person before, this training is now offered online during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of January 2020, all produce farms …Continue Reading
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is committed to educating California produce farmers on how to follow new food safety regulations of the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) under the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). To strengthen this commitment, the CDFA Inspection and Compliance Branch recently brought on Lina Nguyen as a …Continue Reading