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.
WIFSS is set to offer one of the first remote deliveries of the official PSA Grower training course for specialty crop growers in California. The course is scheduled to be delivered on Thursday, May 14, 2020 via Zoom webinar, and will be co-taught by David Goldenberg of WIFSS, Michele Jay-Russell of WCFS, and Donna Clements of PSA.
The safety and nourishment of our families is a top priority, making the COVID-19 outbreak an important time to review the recommended steps for food safety whether cooking at home or getting takeout.
Sara Garcia and Heather Johnson of WIFSS managed a booth the 40th annual Eco Farm Conference at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove.