Category Archives: Food Safety

CDFA official heads National Egg Regulatory Officials (NERO) organization

CDFA Egg Safety and Quality Manager Tony Herrera has been elected president of the National Egg Regulatory Officials organization (NERO). This is his second time serving as president of NERO. Herrera’s responsibilities at CDFA include planning, directing, managing and overseeing … Continue reading

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CDFA offers on-farm readiness reviews for Produce Safety Rule

CDFA is currently scheduling an On-Farm Readiness Reviews (OFRR) for readiness for the FDA’s Produce Safety Rule when it takes effect in 2019 as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act.  CFDA is committed to educating produce farmers on how … Continue reading

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New Leafy Greens Food Safety Task Force formed

The Arizona and California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements, the Produce Marketing Association, the United Fresh Produce Association, Western Growers, and other stakeholders in the produce industry are pleased to announce the formation of a Leafy Greens Food Safety Task Force designed to … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross tours USDA “Food Safety Discovery Zone” mobile exhibit at the State Fair

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) sent their “Food Safety Discovery Zone” mobile interactive exhibit to the California State Fair this year, marking the first time the decked-out vehicle has made the … Continue reading

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Consumer tips for roadside stands – from the Fresno Bee’s “Action Line”

By Blair Looney, Better Business Bureau A reader: I was driving to work this morning and saw a booth space in a public parking lot that said they had meat for sale. It looked comparable to a fireworks booth. The … Continue reading

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CDFA hosts federal officials for produce tour ahead of implementation of Food Safety Modernization Act

On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed landmark legislation – the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform for food safety laws in over 70 years.  FSMA aims to create an integrated food safety system and improve the … Continue reading

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Public comments flood in as FDA considers what foods are ‘natural’ – from the Sacramento Bee

By Michael Doyle, Sacramento Bee/McClatchy DC WASHINGTON – San Francisco resident Elizabeth Cox bought a bag of All-Natural Mission Tortilla Triangles in August 2012. That simple purchase helped fire up a high-stakes labeling dispute that’s subsequently engaged federal judges, regulators … Continue reading

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Food Safe Families with Oakland school children, the USDA and a ‘Big League Foodie’

I spent an energizing afternoon at Parker Elementary School in Oakland this week, where students took full advantage of a presentation about how to handle, prepare and store food safely and help protect their families from food poisoning. USDA’s Food Safety and … Continue reading

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Grill like a pro! Food safety tips from the USDA

July 4 is right around the corner and for the estimated 80% of households that own grills or smokers, that means one thing – barbeques.  Grill masters can make sure they don’t leave their diners with a nasty case of … Continue reading

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Video: Why does half of America’s food go to waste? from NPR and PBS

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