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.
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. Recordings and the report from the 2020 Annual Meeting will be coming soon. Highlights from the 2019 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 and event details can be accessed here.
Participation in this workshop is by invite only. For questions, please contact Stephanie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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, "...