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Below, you’ll see materials that have been created for federal or state clients. Unless otherwise indicated, material may be used freely with the attribution “University of California – Davis, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security.”

Please contact us if you would like to download a copy of these materials. We can also work with you to customize and develop new materials to meet your training goals.

Disaster Preparedness

The pdfs below are booklets containing critical information on how to prepare, respond, and recover in the event of a flood disaster.

Below are additional recommended resources for disaster preparedness.

Disaster Preparedness Brochure
View WIFSS brochure on animals in disaster and food security preparedness.

Ranch Emergency Checklist
Test your emergency preparedness against this checklist.

Below are additional recommended resources for disaster preparedness.

Animal Evacuation and Transportation – National Best Practices
Document for emergency planners and animal relief groups.

California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES)
A short video explaining what CARES is and why it’s important.

Center for Equine Health – When Disaster Strikes
Several tips on horse handling/care in an emergency.

Dairy Emergency Checklist
Emergency response and animal care plan for dairy and feed lot facilities.

DANR Guide to Disaster Preparedness
When disasters strike, animals as well as people need to be safely relocated.

Food Safety During Power Outages
What consumers need to know about food and water safety during hurricanes and floods.

Saving the Whole Family
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has developed this booklet to help you avoid having to leave your animals stranded in the event of a disaster or an evacuation.

Small Animal Evacuation Plan
Preparing your pets for emergencies. Get ready now.

Wildfires, Smoke, and Livestock
General guidelines on the effects of fire and smoke on livestock.

Dairy

These videos introduce the concepts of biosecurity and rural crime prevention as well as addressing important animal health and food safety issues.

Produced in partnership with DeLaval, these videos demonstrate practices that producers or milkers can easily implement into their training routines to help safeguard milk quality and biosecurity. These concise and illustrative videos are a convenient resource for training workers when time is extremely limited.

These videos give an introduction and helpful information about Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) – a rapidly spreading foreign animal disease that would have a devastating impact on the dairy industry. More information on the Secure Milk Supply or other Secure Food Supply programs can be found at www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Secure-Food-Supply .

These videos were developed as informational training aids for food safety inspectors and investigators. The drug and medication administration videos are intended to provide the viewer with an understanding of the practices depicted and not used as a technical training guide.

The goal of this application is to provide an introduction to the basic fundamentals of dairy production. It provides an overview of the U.S. dairy industry, information on how dairy cattle are raised, how milk is produced, how it gets to market, what drugs are available for treating sick cattle, what lead to violative drug residues in tissues and milk, how veal calves are raised, and how to conduct an inspection of a dairy farm.

Produce

These videos provide an overview of growing, harvesting, packing and holding practices of the specified commodity.

Almonds | 10:28

Blueberries | 8:47

Cantaloupes | 8:27

Cilantro | 10:12

Head Lettuce | 10:11

Leaf Lettuce | 9:47

Pistachios| 9:47

Spring Mix | 9:07

Strawberries | 9:24

Tomatoes | 13:22

Walnuts | 9:05

These PDFs provide an overview of growing, harvesting, packing and holding practices of the specified commodity.

This video provides an overview of Good Agricultural Practices.

GAPs Overview | 12:20

This web-based mini-course was developed as part of a blended-learning course to train FDA and state food safety investigators how to conduct on-farm investigations. This mini-course provides background information on produce farming in the United States, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Agricultural Water Use, and Pathogens (bad bugs) of concern for fresh produce contamination. There is also a module on a Web of Causation – a conceptual model that illustrates the complex relationships among pathogens and products leading to contamination. This model, conceptualized and developed by WIFSS, provides a framework for guiding an investigation or assisting in the assessment of a farming system to determine potential sources and routes of contamination.

General Livestock

These vides were developed as informational training aids for food safety inspectors and investigators. The drug and medication administration videos are intended to provide the viewer with an understanding of the practices depicted and not used as a technical training guide.

This web-based mini course was developed as part of a blended-learning course to train FDA and State investigators. This mini course provides basic information on livestock production practices for dairy, veal, beef, swine and goats; an overview of livestock drug safety; and an introduction to the various methods of drug administration in dairy cows.

This manual provides basic information on livestock production practices for dairy, veal, beef, swine and goats; and an overview of on-farm biosecurity.