IRVINE, Calif., (June 26, 2020) -- In response to reports that Chinese Customs is requiring a Letter of Undertaking of Safety of Import Food for food shipments, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement:

“The recent move by Chinese authorities to require a statement of undertaking for food importers is not based on any legitimate food safety concern.

As previously reported in Spotlight, the Western Growers Board of Director’s nomination ballots are due Friday, June 26.

Western Growers Board of Directors’ nomination ballots were emailed to all regular members for the two-year term through 2022. Our new, secure online voting platform replaces the old paper-ballot system and focuses on privacy, security and verifiability—all of which are paramount to hosting an honest election. 

Kim Sherman

Western Growers invites you to join a web discussion to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved guidelines surrounding Field Sanitation. This web discussion will be held on July 1, 2020, from 9:00 am. – 11:00 a.m. PDT. The web discussion will offer an opportunity to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved metrics and provide feedback.

Don't miss the discussion, register for the July 1 webinar now!

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LGMA Guidelines Discussion: Field Sanitation - Part Two

Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Sonia Salas

With peak summer harvest season rapidly approaching, many Western Growers members may still have questions about how to implement the CDC/OSHA interim guidance for agriculture workers and employers in their operations.

To address practical applications of the guidance on farms and in facilities, Western Growers is teaming up with leading experts from UC Davis, Rutgers University and Colorado State University to conduct a three-part COVID-19 webinar series.

Cory Lunde

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