The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced a delay in implementing any changes to user fees for the Destination Inspection Service (DIS) for the near term. After seeking public comment on a proposal for new fees, Western Growers joined other stakeholders in submitting written comments earlier this year.
California officials released the second of three updates for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Wednesday, making a total of seven chapters available for viewing. The third and final update, chapters 8 through 12, is scheduled to be released the week of April 22. Spotlight previously reported on the BDCP and the initial release of documents.
Western Growers teamed up with PMA to help industry members understand the latest food safety research and how to apply key findings to their day-to-day operations. The report, “A Practical Guide to Scientific Research,” summarizes and interprets research presented at the third annual Center for Produce Safety (CPS) Research Symposium held June 27 at UC Davis.