Cal/OSHA is now urging all workers to wear face coverings indoors regardless of their vaccination status. The guidance comes in response to an uptick in state COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Cal/OSHA is aligning its guidance with California's Department of Public Health, which updated its masking guidance last month in light of rising cases and plateauing vaccination rates.

According to Bloomberg Law, the U.S. Department of Labor has asked the White House to review a proposed rule that would revise the methodology by which it determines the Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) paid to H-2A farmworkers.

Last December, a judge blocked the Trump Administration’s attempt to revise the AEWR methodology, agreeing with organized labor groups’ claims that the revised methodology would lower wages for H-2A and domestic agriculture workers.

Jason Resnick

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

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