Western Growers is hosting the last webinar in the WGS series titled “Whole Genome Sequencing in the Industry: Metagenomics and Beyond,” on May 28, 2020. This presentation will bring expertise in novel new applications of next-generation sequencing beyond whole genome sequencing, such as metagenomics. Pablo Carrion, Senior Research Quality Scientist at Nestle, will share how Nestle is pushing the frontiers of technology toward a data-oriented food safety approach with these tools. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Sonia Salas

On Monday, May 11, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host the next call in a series of weekly private sector calls for updates on the COVID-19 response. As previously stated in Spotlight, the CDC is now conducting private sector calls detailing what the CDC knows and what it is doing in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The CDC plans to host calls every Monday for the foreseeable future.

Sonia Salas

The Calif. Department of Industry Relations (DIR) has released a useful side by side comparison of the various state and federal COVID-19 paid leave rules, including CA Paid Family Leave, CA Paid Sick Leave, CA COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Food Sector Workers, FFCRA Emergency Paid Sick Leave, and FFCRA Emergency Paid Family and Medical Leave.

Covered in the comparison are the following topics:

Jason Resnick

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