CA Citrus Quality Council to Host Ag Water Webinar March 10

The California Citrus Quality Council will host a webinar on Thursday, March 10 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm on FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Proposed Rule on Agricultural Water.  FDA’s proposal is a significant change in approach to agricultural water regulation for producers and places significant responsibility on growers to document, inspect and identify hazards and implement mitigation measures, if needed.  The proposed rule includes a public comment period that extends through April 5, 2022.

Speakers will include Dr. Joy Waite-Cusic, Associate Professor Food Safety Systems from Oregon State University. Dr. Waite-Cusic will compare and contrast the current rule with the proposed rule and provide a summary of the proposed agricultural water assessment and proposed mitigation measures. She will also discuss how ag water testing fits into the proposed rule.  Dr. Channah Rock, Professor and Water Quality Specialist from the University of Arizona and Dr. Linda Harris, Professor of Cooperative Extension in Microbial Food Safety from the University of California at Davis will provide instructions for commenting on the proposed rule and will share their thoughts on the implications of the proposed rule.  At the end of the session time will be allotted to address any questions and concerns from stakeholders.

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the webinar.  Questions should be sent to by March 8 and will be addressed by the presenters at the end of the webinar.

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