New Produce Safety Program Website Launched
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has launched a new website focused on helping producers understand Produce Safety Rule compliance. The website can be found here: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/producesafety/about.html.
While the Produce Safety Rule went into effect nationwide in January 2018, the CDFA’s Produce Safety Program — which is responsible for conducting on-farm inspections — will not begin verifying compliance until 2019. In the interim, the CDFA is focused on providing growers with the food safety information and education they need.