The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted a webinar today to discuss several topics related to the safety of leafy greens.

After FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas offered insightful opening remarks, the following topics were discussed:

  1. Latest Outbreak Investigation Report
  2. California Longitudinal Study and CDFA update
  3. Agricultural Water Treatment Update
  4. Leafy Green Traceability Pilots

Latest E. coli Outbreak Investigation

Sonia Salas

On Friday, May 22nd, the Calif. Department of Water Resources announced that the State Water Project (SWP) now expects to deliver 20 percent of requested supplies in 2020 as a result of above-average precipitation in May.

An initial allocation of 10 percent was announced in December and increased to 15 percent in January. The announcement will likely be the final allocation update of 2020.

Following below-average precipitation most of the winter, May storms delivered 181 percent of average in the Northern Sierra for this time of year. 

Cory Lunde

Western Growers invites you to join a webinar discussion to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved guidelines. This webinar is being held on May 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT and is part 2 of the LGMA Guidelines Discussion: Agricultural Water webinar that occurred on May 14. Tomorrow’s webinar will offer an opportunity to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved metrics and provide feedback.

Sonia Salas

Earlier this year, several lawsuits were filed against the Trump Administration’s biological opinions (BiOps) governing operations of the Delta pumps, including one by the state of California and another by a coalition of six environmental organizations. 

Both sets of plaintiffs filed motions for preliminary injunction, which would effectively revert Delta pump operations back to the more restrictive Obama-era BiOps.

Gail Delihant

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