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).
Dr. Michael Payne, UCD veterinarian with the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security and volunteer firefighter, reflects on his involvement in the Wragg fire, and shares advice for horse owners preparing for wildfire, and the most important contingency provisions for transportation and relocation.
The visit from a Nanjing Agricultural University marked an important milestone in the progress of the working agreement between NAU and UC Davis to plan and establish a One Health Center for Food Safety in Nanjing.
Clamming is a popular recreational sport year-round in Northern California, though the most popular periods are during the late spring and summer when the lowest tides of the year expose tidal flats for a few brief hours at a time.
Although not typically on the minds of the public, regulation and inspection of animal feeds affects them every day, from keeping their pet foods safe to preventing BSE (“Mad Cow Disease”) from entering the United States. Feed inspection is also important to farmers and ranchers by safeguarding livestock feed thus ensuring that the meat, milk and eggs produced are safe for humans as well.
The One Health Food Safety Symposium contributed greatly to the on-going collaboration between NAU and UC Davis faculty. The symposium facilitated dialogue between NAU and UC Davis faculty and helped build the foundation of the One Health Center for Food Safety in Nanjing, China.
A three-day symposium combining the expertise of faculty from Nanjing Agricultural University and the University of California at Davis is helping build the foundation of the One Health Center for Food Safety at NAU.
What happens when an exotic plant disease spreads across the agricultural fields of your state? Plant and agricultural product inspectors are the front-line troops for controlling or eliminating parasites, fungi, bacteria and viruses that could impact your state’s natural resources and cultivated agricultural products.
The United States prepares local farmers and the agriculture industry to protect themselves from acts of Agroterrorism. WIFSS is on board at 48th Annual Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management & Homeland Security to lend expertise in training exercises.