Livestock ranches and fresh produce farms in California are among the most highly regulated commodities in the country, but confusion often exists about what each community does to assure food safety. Good neighbor workshops brought farmers, scientists and regulators together to strengthen produce safety.
WIFSS is assessing the readiness and needs of the California specialty crop food processing industry.
Dr. Rob Atwill will present at the final WCAHS Seminar for 2017-2018 on Monday, June 4 at 4pm. He will present on “Modeling the Expected Benefits of Preventive Interventions to Reduce Dairy Worker Infection from Bovine Cryptosporidium Parvum.”
An intentional release, or natural occurrence of diseases associated with pathogens, or biological and chemical toxins, can adversely impact the safety and security of plant and animal foods. WIFSS partners with multiple academic institutions and government agencies to address the safety and security of food for people and animals.
Read about how WIFSS is helping deliver educational materials for growers to assist in conducting agricultural water sampling and environmental assessments.
Awareness and management level courses for all hazards preparedness and planning for animal and agricultural disasters were held in Santa Rosa, February 2 and 3. Much of the discussion and training was built around the most recent devastating fires.
WIFSS video series raises awareness about the facts around antibiotic resistance and describes how to implement sustainable livestock medication practices.
Inside every fresh egg, every glass of milk, and every head of lettuce is a network of research, ideas, and hard work. Veterinary Medicine Extension at UC Davis is part of that network, linking basic and applied scientific research with people and communities in California.
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.