The School of Veterinary Medicine and its partners recently held a workshop featuring in-depth discussions, surveys and listening sessions on issues important to organic farmers. Topics included the use of raw manure and compost, rotational grazing practices and extension needs including technology innovations and other tools to help them comply with new food safety regulations.
Participants from the One Health for Food Safety Conference for Animal and Veterinary Scientists expressed their understanding of food safety. Xianghong Fang of the Jiangsu Agri-Animal Husbandry Vocational College observed, “Before the conference of One Health, I only [thought] about China. After the conference I know food safety must consider the whole world.”
Concerns over the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria have led to heightened interest in issues related to antibiotic use in animal agriculture. Assuring a safe animal-based protein supply for domestic and international markets in China was a chief topic of discussion at the Annual Symposium on One Health and Food Safety.
A new species of protozoal parasite appears to colonize California, Belding’s and Golden Mantle ground squirrels through California. Find out where C. rubeyi gets its name.
With the passage of Senate Bill 27, California becomes the first state in the nation to link veterinary oversight to all use of medically important antibiotics in livestock and poultry.
Having a response action plan in which all community members and organizations have a coordinated disaster response strategy creates an effective community response for an incident of intentional contamination, or from a natural disaster.
Was grandma correct leaving her butter dish in the cupboard? Read about this food safety tidbit and the veterinary medicine booth at the third annual Farm-to-Festival.
Conventional growers and home gardeners alike, use soil amendments such as compost and manure to improve soil productivity and soil quality. However, application of untreated biological soil amendments of animal origin (raw animal manure) may represent a potential risk for fresh produce of contamination with enteric pathogenic bacteria. What does all of this mean for the backyard gardener?
WIFSS is part of an ongoing effort to assist the FDA with development of the Integrated Food Safety System National Curriculum Framework that will be the foundation for training food safety inspectors and investigators to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).