The bond between UC Davis and Nanjing Agricultural University was further strengthened when the two universities met together this winter during a three week conference.
Researchers in the Western Center for Food Safety’s Atwill Water and Foodborne Zoonotic Disease Laboratory located with the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security are playing an important role in the FDA-funded Western Irrigation Water Project which is working to ensure safe water for agriculture through water quality surveillance and sharing of data with produce farmers and irrigation districts. Read about the teams’ work to ensure clean water for safer food.
A University of California-Davis research team is enrolling organic and conventional farms to participate in a research opportunity for small to medium size farms.
Greetings from WIFSS, and Happy New Year; just in case you missed them, here are some 2014 news stories highlighting WIFSS’s efforts in Research, Outreach, Training and International Programs.
Food safety research projects underway since a 2010 E. coli outbreak are helping answer questions faced by the leafy greens industry. The correlation between animal defection in vegetable fields and potential E. coli infection remains a concern.
At the One Health Food Safety Symposium held October 23 -24, in Nanjing, China, academia and government discussed the importance of a global education system to address the challenges of food safety in the 21st century.
A One Health Center for Food Safety in the Jiangsu Province of China will address the complex global issues of poverty, new and re-emerging zoonotic diseases, safe foods, a sustainable food supply, and the need for a safe and healthy environment for animals and people throughout the world.
Answer the food safety question correctly and win the prize. Find out how WIFSS shined the spotlight on food safety at the Farm-to-Fork Festival.
Without coordinated response, awareness and resources, those animals left behind in a natural or man-made disaster most often do not survive.
WIFSS is partnering with Hartnell college to conduct training courses which underscore the importance of awareness and of being prepared for disasters that can affect the agricultural industry.