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WCFS Mission Statement

The mission of the Western Center for Food Safety is to research the interface between production agriculture and food protection, identify real-world solutions to food safety challenges in these systems, and communicate new knowledge through outreach and education.


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Better Process Control School

The Better Process Control School (BPCS) was established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for operating supervisors of commercial food canning operations. The UC Davis BPCS is offered in conjunction with the Grocery Manufacturers Association and is available both “in person” and On line.  Linda Harris presented “Microbiology of thermally processed foods,” “Acidified foods,” and “Food plant sanitation” at the In Person BPCS on days 1 and 2. There were 60 attendees.

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Western US Irrigation Water Conference April 24-25 Summary Report Available

Western US Irrigation Water Conference

The purpose of this summary document is to record the key points and recommendations that were discussed over the course of the conference. We hope that the information contained herein will help stimulate further conversation and consensus on effective strategies to implement the agricultural water quality standards in the Produce Safety Rule. 

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