The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a multi-year study to improve food safety by addressing knowledge gaps in order to advance prevention.

The FDA—in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the University of California, Davis, Western Center for Food Safety and agricultural stakeholders in the Central Coast of California—is launching the study in response to a series of E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks in recent years linked to California’s lettuce production regions.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be hosting three online public meetings to discuss the recently released proposed rule “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods.” The meetings will provide additional information about the proposed rule, which was issued under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and are intended to facilitate and support the public's evaluation and commenting process on the proposed rule.

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Increasingly, the marketplace is demanding an accounting of sustainability practices, but how are you measuring and communicating stewardship in your operations? Western Growers, in partnership with the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) and SupplyShift, has developed a Stewardship Calculator, an advanced online tool and visualization platform that allows growers and supply chain partners to quantify their sustainability practices.

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