August 21, 2023

CDFA Seeking Stakeholder Input: Streamlining Food Safety and Water Regulations in California

In November 2022, The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) contracted Crowe LLP to conduct a Regulatory Alignment Study with the goal of streamlining administrative processes and optimizing information collection for evaluating food safety and water quality regulations.

To promote stakeholder input, Crowe is offering listening sessions─both group and individual─for the following regulatory programs that are being evaluated:

  1. Produce Safety Program
  2. Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program
  3. Dairy / Confined Animal Facilities Program
  4. Stormwater Industrial General Permit
  5. State and Regional Winery Programs

Crowe will be using their findings to map current CDFA and State Water Board ag-related food safety and water quality reporting requirements and provide recommendations for optimizing processes by 2025.

For more information about participating in the conversation, visit the post from the CDFA here.