Ensuring Clean Water for Safer Food

Researchers in the Western Center for Food Safety’s Atwill Water and Foodborne Zoonotic Disease Laboratory located with the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security are playing an important role in the FDA-funded Western Irrigation Water Project which is working to ensure safe water for agriculture through water quality surveillance and sharing of data with produce farmers and irrigation districts. Read about the teams’ work to ensure clean water for safer food.

Irrigation Water Conference

The Western U.S. Irrigation Water Conference, April 24-25th, on the UC Davis campus, will offer participants the opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions about the adoption of the Food and Drug Administration’s implementation of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Animal waste, water quality and human health

Rob Atwill and Xunde Li, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and numerous international scientists, have published a book which is a detailed compilation of scientific information regarding leading waterborne zoonoses from livestock populations, practical intervention strategies to mitigate these risks, human exposure and microbial risk assessment, along with information on regulating water quality using bacterial indicators.