Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is now commonplace technology in food regulatory agencies. Food and environmental samples are routinely analyzed using WGS techniques. Dr. Eric Brown will discuss the impact of WGS analysis on their public health efforts, not only in outbreak investigations but also in routine monitoring and surveillance programs. This presentation will share information on how the transition to WGS methods has enhanced the ability of public health agencies to respond to risks associated with food pathogens and prevent foodborne illnesses and outbreaks.

Sonia Salas

In light of recent policy announcements and requests for a more general letter that can be adopted in different states, WG has updated its template employment verification letter that can be provided to your workforce verifying their employment in your company and clarifying the federal Critical Infrastructure Sector policy. This letter can be presented to local authorities in the event an employee is stopped on the way to or from work.

At Western Growers, we remain committed to providing our members with the resources needed to maintain your operations and growth forward. In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we are dedicated to ensuring that our 2020 HR Comp Survey participation remains open in an effort to help provide information and data that will help your companies move forward even in the face of adversity.

Karen Timmins

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