We are committed to the success of your business and the future of our industry. Our experts provide important scientific and technical information to members, staff, policy makers, and the public to resolve the challenges you and our industry face every day. We are determined to ensure a safe and secure food supply, healthy crops, realiable natural resources, and sustainability for our members.
Lunch & Learn Webinars
Our monthly webinars offer guidance from industry experts on key issues. Recent webinar topics include:
- Tail Water Re-use
- Fumigant Regulatory Issues
- FDA Inspections
- Big Data
To view or register for upcoming webinars, go to the Events page.
Guidelines & Regulatory Resources
We work with regulators, legislators, universities and scientists to offer resources including commodity specific food safety guidelines and regulatory guidance manuals, such as:
- Recall Manual
- Food Inspection Manual
- What If the FDA Takes Samples
To access food safety guidelines and regulatory resources, go to the Resources page.
FSMA Resources Portal
We provide information, resources and tools to assist with the implementation of new regulations. This portal provides the latest information on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules impacting the specialty crop industry.
To access this information, resources and tools, go to the FSMA Resources page.
Research & Reports
We report on the latest food safety research findings and trends such as:
- Center for Produce Safety Report
- International Association for Food Protection Report
- Ag Water Research Report
To access food safety research reports, go to the Resources page.
Western Growers is working to accelerate the availability of new technology that will help produce more food with fewer inputs and less waste. Visit our website to follow the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology.
Western Growers, in partnership with the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC), introduces an advanced online tool developed with SupplyShift that allows growers, packer shippers, and brands to establish baselines and offers visualizations of trends to help gauge sustainability efforts within operations and across supply chains.
Access the SISC Calculator here: https://www.supplyshift.net/
Depending on harvest dates, use the following Access Codes when submitting data:
- 2020: a9cb27ad-a057-4417-abc5-80bdaa9040ba
- 2021: 25b7f1ad-3fa6-42de-a18d-462ec28a0f5c
Sustainability and metric calculations
Alison Edwards, Director & Facilitator, Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops
Getting started and retrieving the access code
Marlene Hanken, Data Programs Analyst, Western Growers
Feedback and general questions about the online calculator
Miguel de Sousa, Implementation Manager, SupplyShift