COVID-19 Resources

Here you will find information and fact sheets about COVID-19 in relation to different food operations, including farms, gardens, fresh produce, food banks, foodservice, grocery stores and home/community.

Photo Credit: CDC; Alissa Eckert, MSMI, Dan Higgins, MAMS; 2020

The Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety (WRCEFS) hosted its 6th Annual Meeting in Las Cruces, New Mexico on May 4-5, 2022. During the two day in-person meeting, 50 attendees had the opportunity to hear updates from WRCEFS members and FSOP grant awardees in the Western Region, USDA, FDA, PSA, FSPCA, IFAI, sister Regional Centers and the Lead Regional Coordination Center. On day one, updates on the peer review process for add-ons and evaluations were also shared. The group learned about several regional topics of interest including, what's new and relevant with the Produce Safety Rule, food safety challenges at the border, and a recall readiness essentials workshop activities. Several breakout sessions were also held focusing on agricultural water and working with underserved audiences. Prior to the Annual Meeting, a pre-meeting workshop was held on May 3, 2022. The 30 workshop attendees started off the day with an agricultural water assessment scavenger hunt, transitioned into cleaning and sanitizing scenarios for produce farms and packing facilities, and ended the day with learning about a new recall essentials plan builder. 

Highlights from the 2022 Annual Meeting will be available soon!


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Here you can find staff spotlights, featuring our leadership team and partners. The goal of Faces of WRCEFS is to highlight the diverse expertise of our regional leaders by showcasing their stories and work related to the Food Safety Modernization Act.

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