In an effort to promote dialogue between different sectors of California agriculture regarding ways to prevent future foodborne illness outbreaks, the California Department of Food and Agriculture in collaboration with the University of California and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are bringing both the livestock and produce communities together in a series of workshops called Good Ag Neighbors. The first workshop kicked off today at the Desert Research and Extension Center in Holtville.

Hank Giclas

Three months after the mismatch letters were sent out, Social Security finally responded to questions about an employers' obligations when they receive a mismatch letter. Despite giving specific deadlines (60 days) in the letters to take action, the SSA is now saying they were meant to be educational in nature, and that "Social Security" will take no action if an employer does not go online to get the names and "wrong" numbers so they can verify whether numbers were transposed, etc.

Jason Resnick

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