A report issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found no PFAs in the sampled produce that was part of the organization’s most recent testing of the general food supply.

Eighty nine of 92 food samples showed no detectable levels of PFAs, while three seafood samples – tilapia, cod and shrimp – had detectable levels.

The food samples analyzed were collection for the Total Diet Study, and are the fifth set of general food supply testing done by the FDA. Since 2019, there have been 10 samples with detectable PFAs out of the 532 samples tested.

Sonia Salas

California announced that starting March 1, masks will no longer be required for unvaccinated individuals, but will be strongly recommended for all individuals in most indoor settings. This guidance also applies to unvaccinated workers indoors; employers must still provide a face covering upon request of an employee.

However, masks will still be required for everyone in high-transmission settings. Please note that local jurisdictions may have additional requirements beyond the state guidance.

The annual report for the Yuma Center of Excellent for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) is now available the read and download here.

The report highlights YCEDA’s impact on issues including water and nutrient management, food safety, broadband connectivity, workforce protection through COVID monitoring and plant disease.

Robert Medler

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