Breeding Crops for Enhanced Food Safety

June 5 kicked off a two-day conference where experts in various fields from plant science to microbiology detailed the research being done in eradicating the occurrence of human pathogens in crop production through breeding.

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Courses

WIFSS is serving the needs of the farming community by helping meet FSMA training requirements and is offering a series of 20 Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Courses on behalf of the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA). The training courses run through June 2019 and are offered in English and Spanish.

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Disaster Training Important as Ever

Great concerns are present for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), as well as catastrophic natural disasters. Tracey Stevens led the Moorefield courses which allowed for broad discussions, information sharing, strategic planning and simulation planning with table top exercises and group discussions. The regional conference was an opportunity for statewide leadership to meet and discuss the agriculture and food animal planning for the state and individual jurisdictions.

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