New regulations and the focus on food safety practices, particularly within the nut tree industry, is of great interest because of the popularity of nutritious and delicious tree nuts.
Raising awareness about the link between people, animals, and the environment, as we do in our conferences, is the first step in lighting the fire of One Health and its importance in improving food safety from the soil to the consumer.
Read the news stories that tell about the cutting edge research discoveries and innovative training programs at WIFSS which are impacting local, national, and global food safety issues. Our comprehensive programs address food and water safety as well as the security of the food supply and sustainability of rural communities during natural and terrorist threats.
A FARAD workshop held in September helped launch future working relationships between the School of Veterinary Medicine, WIFSS, and NAU, to increase educational and research collaborations related to One Health in food safety and food supply drug residue avoidance.
A FMD Dairy Field Day held in Tulare, CA, helped raise awareness of actions that producers and processors can take before and during a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak.
The fourth annual Farm-to-Fork Festival held on Capitol Mall in Sacramento on September 24 included the popular School of Veterinary Medicine – WIFSS booth which features family-friendly games focused on testing festival goer’s food safety knowledge.
WIFSS is improving food safety from soil to table through its One Health for Food Safety conferences by the threefold mission of raising awareness, encouraging team building, and bringing about change through calls to action.
A video shoot in Central California produces new batch of DeLaval “Do You Know” video series. The current series of videos will aid viewers in identifying milk fever and calf scours, and understanding the proper maintenance of dairy equipment.
UC Davis researchers lead water quality workshops helping train growers about proper methods for obtaining accurate water samples in order to be in compliance with the new food safety regulations in the Produce Safety Rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule is now final and it marks a change in the way we regulate food safety. What does this mean for growers as they learn to comply to the new standards?