With recent attention on the nexus between livestock and fresh produce operations, many questions have arisen about how these facilities are managed, the environmental controls surrounding these operations and some best practices to protect growing regions. To answer these questions, Western Growers has partnered with California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) to present a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, October 10, that will educate interested parties on the regulatory and marketplace requirements for cattle feeders.

Sonia Salas

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Plus+ audit program for specialty crops is now accepted as technically equivalent by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). This means that producers who use this audit program now also meet other U.S. and international regulatory and market requirements.

Sonia Salas

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the next Listeria monocytogenes Intervention & Control Workshop in Fresno and Monterey, California, in September. Western Growers has partnered with United Fresh Produce Association and Produce Marketing Association to offer these two workshops. In addition, the California Fresh Fruit Association is joining the partnership for the Fresno workshop. These workshops have been specifically designed for the produce industry.

Sonia Salas

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