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20 06, 2019

Lawsuit requires FDA to designate “high risk” foods

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Food Safety, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reached a settlement with the Center for Food Safety (CFS) that will see the former designate “high risk” foods and propose special recordkeeping requirements for facilities that handle them by September 8, 2020. FDA has also agreed to publish the final rule and post the list of [...]

30 05, 2019

Glyphosate Update

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Food Safety, Pesticides|0 Comments

On Tuesday, April 30th the EPA released their Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision for glyphosate, an important step in the registration review process. The EPA responses contain several key comments, including: “The EPA conducted an independent evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate and has determined that glyphosate is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” The [...]

2 05, 2019

CCM Engages with the Regulatory Agencies in Sacramento

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Energy, Food Safety, Pest and Disease, Pesticides, Water|0 Comments

Last week we summarized the CCM Directors and members of the Government Relations committee trip to Sacramento to meet with legislators, regulatory agencies, and the administration on key policy issues impacting the industry. This week we have put together an in-depth description of the meetings that took place on the second day of the trip [...]

30 11, 2018

CDFA Subsidized Training Classes for FSMA/Produce Safety Rule

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Events, Food Safety|0 Comments

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has received funding from the FDA to provide Produce Safety Rule Grower Training courses at a reduced rate.  A list of subsidized courses currently being offered in California through two different training firms is available here.  The link to the website at CDFA also has a link to [...]

29 11, 2018

Produce Safety Rule Draft Guidance Meeting

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Food Safety|0 Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held one of several public meetings to discuss the recently published draft guidance created to help farmers meet the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule.  Lori Apodaca, Director of Regulatory Affairs, attended the meeting on November 27, 2018, in Portland, OR. The draft guidance, entitled “Standards for the Growing, [...]

16 11, 2018

FDA issues draft guidance for Produce Safety Rule

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Food Safety|0 Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued updated draft guidance for industry with respect to “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.”  The purpose of the guidance, or guidelines, is to help produce farms understand what they must do to comply with the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under the [...]

13 09, 2018

On-Farm Readiness Reviews: An Opportunity for Everyone to Learn

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Food Safety|0 Comments

Do you think you’re ready for official Produce Safety Rule inspections when they begin in 2019? There’s one way to find out – schedule an On-Farm Readiness Review through CDFA’s Produce Safety Rule Program. CFDA is committed to educating produce farmers on how to comply with new regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) [...]

2 08, 2018

Sign up for CDFA e-Newsletter on Produce Safety Rule (FSMA)

By | August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Food Safety|0 Comments

Attention CCM Members, would you like more information about new food safety regulations you are required to follow under the Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule? The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has created a new website and newsletter designed specifically to educate California produce farmers on how to comply with [...]

19 07, 2018

Lions, Tiger, and Bears?

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: Food Safety, Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics, Trade, Water|0 Comments

Nope, just water, trade, Farm Bill, and guest worker legislation attracted CCM’s attention this week in Washington, D.C. as CCM President Joel Nelsen and CCM Executive Vice President Casey Creamer made the rounds on Capitol Hill.  There were side visits to FDA and USDA about reducing food safety costs and burdens on a low-risk commodity [...]

19 07, 2018

Air Monitoring Shows All Pesticides Below Health Screening Levels

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: Food Safety, Pesticides|0 Comments

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced in a press release that DPR’s Air Monitoring Network found that all 36 pesticides monitored at four different sites never exceeded any screening level or regulatory target. Among the 36 pesticides monitored some included, chlorpyrifos, endosulfan, malathion, acephate, along with many others. The four sites that DPR used [...]