The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) is soft-launching the SafelyMakingCA.org web portal to connect employers across the state to California manufacturers making non-medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

While the initiative will be officially launching soon, the web portal is live and functioning, and WG members are encouraged to utilize the tool to find and connect with manufacturers of specific PPE.

Don’t forget to register for the 2020 CPS Research Symposium Webinar Series, which begins June 23, 2020. Through a series of five weekly webinars, 24 scientists, in collaboration with the Center for Produce Safety (CPS), will present their research projects on topics ranging from agricultural water treatment, wildlife co-management on farms, Listeria growth potential, and Cyclospora prevalence. This year’s Symposium is hosted online for the first time and the registration is complementary.

Chardae Heim

With heavy hearts, we share the sad news of the passing of Tom Oliveri, who passed away in his home Thursday morning, May 28, at the age of 67.

Affectionately known as “Tommy O” by Western Growers (WG) members and many others throughout the industry, Oliveri retired from the association in January 2018, several months shy of his 40th anniversary of service. Over four decades, Oliveri demonstrated uncommon dedication to the WG membership, establishing himself as a foremost authority in the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).

Cory Lunde

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