In October 2018, the Center for Food Safety and the Center for Environmental Health sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to meet statutory deadlines found in 2011’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Administrative Procedures Act.

The Center for Food Safety and the Center for Environmental Health said that under FSMA, the FDA must designate “high risk” food that requires additional record-keeping to protect public health. The original FSMA deadline for FDA to designate the “high risk” foods was 2012.

Hank Giclas

Under SB 1343, California employers with at least five employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory employees and non-supervisory employees in California by January 1, 2020.

With the deadline quickly approaching, Western Growers is continuing its dedication and passion to helping organizations meet the needs and requirements of this new directive. As part of that commitment, we are offering Public Sessions across multiple locations to help ensure you are compliant.

SB 1343 Training Requirements

Adriana Robles

In an effort to promote dialogue between different sectors of California agriculture regarding ways to prevent future foodborne illness outbreaks, the California Department of Food and Agriculture in collaboration with the University of California and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are bringing both the livestock and produce communities together in a series of workshops called Good Ag Neighbors. The first workshop kicked off today at the Desert Research and Extension Center in Holtville.

Hank Giclas


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