On March 16, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released findings from a sampling assignment that collected and tested processed avocado and guacamole from November 2017 to September 2019. The assignment sought to estimate the prevalence of Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes in processed avocado and guacamole as part of the FDA’s ongoing effort to proactively ensure food safety and prevent contaminated food from reaching consumers.

Sonia Salas

On Wednesday the California Water Commission increased potential funding for the seven water storage projects in the Water Storage Investment Program.

The Commission voted to increase the potential funding amount for the Sites Project by $25 million, correcting a shortage from 2018 due to limited funding. The Commission also voted to adjust the Maximum Conditional Eligibility Determinations of all existing projects to account for 1.5 percent inflation.

Ann Donahue

The digital edition of the newest Western Grower & Shipper Magazine is now available at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/585757967/.

This March/April 2022 edition includes stories and columns that provide an in-depth analysis on topics affecting the agricultural industry – everything from supply chain pressures and battling PAGA extortion to ag water management evolution and ensuring a healthy future for the ag workforce.

Stephanie Metzinger

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