The Rural Domestic Preparedness (RDPC) and the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security (WIFSS) have partnered to develop a set of training classes for emergency responders and managers in rural communities.
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University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine is preparing veterinarians and farmers for flooding and other natural disasters.
Honey bee health is vital, we need veterinarians to help keep them healthy. Honey bees play a critical role in agricultural production and pollinate roughly one-third of all food eaten in the United States. Safeguarding their health is of the utmost importance.
The 2020 Lunchtime Challenge, (LTC), reached and audience of more than 3,000 people through the creative promotional campaigns of 40 undergraduate students from multiple disciplines who raised awareness about One Health issues as diverse as an innovative integrated method of reducing agricultural waste utilizing black fly larvae, to the harmony between marine ecology and human health, and the impacts of deforestation for the production of palm oil.
How translating learning materials is making a difference for farmers and food processors.
WIFSS has developed an online training program for California farmers as they work to meet the new compliance standards of the FDA FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
For years WIFSS has been holding successful conferences, bringing international students to UC Davis to experience the principles of One Health, the importance of teamwork and collaboration, and lectures from world-class faculty and specialists.
A study recently published in the journal Microbiome reports on reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance genes in retail raw milk.
On May 14 WIFSS held an online training course on the foundations of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), co-management, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop an effective on-farm food safety plan.
Historically, animal health officials in the western states responding to invasive foreign animal diseases (FAD) such as high-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and virulent Newcastle disease (vND) have reported that disease control efforts are significantly hampered by industry’s lack of preparation. Specifically, animal and poultry rearing and processing operations cannot support regulatory goals because they simply can’t quickly implement enhanced biosecurity plans and cooperate in monitoring and reporting programs.