The American Frozen Food Institute will hold a free virtual food safety symposium on September 14 to serve as a platform for dialogue on Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) science, alternate approaches to regulatory policies and management of Lm in foods and implementation of more practical and science-based programs.

Frank Yiannis, U.S. FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response and Sandra Eskin, FSIS Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, will give a keynote address.

Sonia Salas

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) held its annual Water Users Meeting on Wednesday, August 25. This is the first public meeting since the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation published its August 2021 24-Month Study on Monday, effectively declaring a shortage on the Colorado River for the Lower Colorado River Basin.  The much-anticipated August study predicts that the elevation of Lake Mead will continue to be below 1,075 feet – the elevation that triggers a Tier 1 shortage – for the foreseeable future.

Robert Medler

Don’t miss your opportunity to save $300 on registration for the 2021 Western Growers 95th Annual Meeting. The early bird pricing ends August 31st.

The Western Growers Annual Meeting is the premier networking event for the fresh produce industry and provides an exclusive opportunity to connect with the top growers, shippers, and processors in western agriculture.

We invite you to join us at the beautiful Fairmont Grand Del Mar, on November 7th-10th, 2021.

Kim Sherman

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