New Mexico State University’s Southwest Border Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center hosted a full day of intensive training outlining the potential effects of possible types of agroterrorism, and the impact of an incident on the entire food system or on a specific segment of the food system.
WIFSS team members take part in the ongoing effort in the development of curriculum that will train food protection professionals to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
More than 25 first responders were present for the one-day combined AWR 151 and 154 crash course in Fellsmere, FL, conducting tabletop exercises to protect our food supply.
Excessive pesticide residues in the environment entering the human food chain are a potential health risk. This was one of the food safety problems which students chose to address during the 3-week NAU-UC Davis Graduate Education Conference on One Health.
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.
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.