Western Growers has released a new report summarizing important food safety research findings to help produce industry members understand relevant food safety research and how key findings apply to day-to-day operations.
On February 19, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will vote on revisions to the heat illness prevention standard (General Industry Safety Orders §3395). Previous proposals were roundly criticized by Western Growers and other industry groups in written comments and at a public meeting last September.
President Obama has dispatched his labor secretary to engage in talks with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in order to try to bring an end to the months-long contract dispute between both parties.
Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif sent a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board (Board) on February 12, 2015, strongly objecting to a recent staff decision to deny limited increases in export pumping from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta under certain conditions and asked the Board to rapidly reconsider its decision on the Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP).