Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety (WRCEFS) hosted its 3rd Annual Meeting in Portland, OR on May 15 and 16, 2019. Over two days, 47 attendees had the opportunity to hear the updates from WRCEFS members and FSOP grant awardees in the Western Region, USDA, FDA, PSA, FSPCA, LFSC, sister Regional Centers and Lead Regional Coordination Center. The group discussed project and program evaluations, approach for add-on material reviews, and technical assistance and continuing education efforts for Western Region FSPCA and PSA trainers. Meeting highlights can be found here.

FDA Commissioner addresses state agriculture commissioners; announces new steps to enhance collaboration with states and ensure farmers are prepared for FSMA.

September 12, 2017: Included in the announcement are: a proposed extension for agricultural water compliance dates; equivalent testing methods for agricultural water; extension of compliance dates for produce farm inspections; training opportunities for producers and regulators.

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