In October 2021 the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings. Publication of the Notice signals the beginning of OSHA’s rulemaking process to consider a heat-specific workplace standard.

In 2021, Western Growers received nearly $750,000 in grant funding from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Over the next three and a half years, these funds will be used to educate the next generation of agriculture employee.

WG will be working with California Community College ag faculty throughout the state to develop educational modules that can be quickly embedded in current courses at any community college.

Walt Duflock

Drew McDonald, the Senior Vice President of Quality & Food Safety at Taylor Fresh Foods, shared his insights on April 4 in a virtual webinar with the inaugural class of the Western Growers Food Safety Cohort.

The webinar, entitled “A Year of Food Safety Acceleration for Rapid Diagnostics and Prevention Technologies,” focused on McDonald’s “three C’s” that are vital to the industry: “keep it cold, keep it clean - and keep it cold.”

Ann Donahue

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