California, especially the Central Valley, is expected to get hit with a record hit wave this week that will stretch into the weekend and beyond. Temperatures are expected to soar well past 100 in many inland valleys.
WG staff in Sacramento have learned that the California Legislature's Conference Committee on the Budget will consider proposals to require the hiring of additional staff for enforcement of nitrate contamination issues.
The California Cantaloupe Advisory Board has scheduled two training sessions for next Tuesday, June 11, to help handlers and growers prepare for the mandatory food safety audits being conducted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of Northern through Central California with temperatures expected to range from 100-112 degrees in some areas by the end of the week. Since Cal OSHA closely monitors heat advisories from the NWS, it may initiate a number of inspections of companies to verify that they are compliant with state regulations regarding heat illness.