On February 20, 2018, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) will be hosting a food safety forum and town hall in Salinas, Calif., on the soon-to-be published Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) and updates on the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This event is part of CPMA’s revitalized food safety focus.

This information session will provide:

Matt McInerney

Western Growers will be hosting a Train-the-Trainer FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) course on April 17 – 19, 2018. This course combines the FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs participant course with the FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Lead Instructor course. This combination course is coordinated by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA).



Sonia Salas

The new FDA Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule (officially known as the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food), has been in effect for some food-registered facilities since September 2016. However, certain “large” produce operations that are not considered a “farm” because they are off-farm and have a different ownership structure are expected to be in compliance with applicable provisions of the Preventive Controls Rule tomorrow, January 26, 2018.

Sonia Salas

Starting tomorrow, domestic and international produce farms designated as “large” (those with annual sales greater than $500,000) are expected to comply with most provisions of the Produce Safety Rule, a federal law created under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Smaller farms will be phased in over the next few years.

Sonia Salas


Food Safety

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