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
Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety (WRCEFS) hosted its 4th Annual Meeting online on May 12, 2020. During the one day virtual meeting, 92 attendees had the opportunity to hear updates from WRCEFS members and FSOP grant awardees in the Western Region, USDA, FDA, PSA, FSPCA, LFSC, IFAI, sister Regional Centers and Lead Regional Coordination Center. The group discussed regional updates for 2019-2020, walked through a demonstration of the peer-review process for add-on materials, and listened to a panel discussion on food industry challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights from the 2020 Annual Meeting can be found here.
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.
This workshop is for Western region extension & industry professionals who wish to teach courses on preharvest agricultural water treatment.
Goals of this workshop are to teach participants about:
Draft agenda from our previous course can be accessed here. Registration will be opening soon!
This workshop was created by the members of the Southern and Western Regional Centers. These include collaborators at Washington State University Extension, North Carolina State University Extension, New Mexico State University Learning Games Lab, Virginia Cooperative Extension, the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, IFAS Extension (University of Florida), and the University of Tennessee Extension
Photo Credit: OSU EESC, Stephen Ward, 2019
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For more information about COVID-19 and food safety, please visit our Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety COVID-19 Resources page.
WRCEFS member Joy Waite-Cusic recently sat down for an interview with Sierra McClain from Capital Press to discuss produce safety work in Oregon. To learn more about Oregon produce safety efforts and resources, check out the article, "...