WCFS - Western Center for Food Safety

eNewsletter, November 2017

WCFS & WIFSS Newsletter
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We've been hard at work this month making food safer and more secure. Please have a look at where we've been. We hope you find it informative. Stop by our websites at either www.wcfs.ucdavis.edu or www.wifss.ucdavis.edu. Thank you for your continued support!

University of California, Davis


Visiting Delegation from China | November 14, 2017, Davis, CA

Bennie Osburn spoke to members of a delegation from Huazhong Agricultural University. The meeting to promote faculty/student exchange programs as well as joint research cooperation was sponsored by the Office of Global Affairs.  Osburn gave an overview on the application of the concept of One Health for food safety from farm to table.  Attending the meeting from Huazhong were: Chaoxi Luo, Vice Dean of the College of Plant Science and Technology, and Zhengning Zhu, Party Secretary, and Cougui Cao, Former Dean of the College; and Wan Chen, Office Chief of the International Cooperation and Exchange Department.
Advances in Pistachio Production Short Course | November 15, 2017, Visalia, CA

Linda Harris gave a presentation to nearly 200 pistachio growers attending an “Advances in Pistachio Production” Short Course in Visalia, CA.  In her presentation entitled "Food Safety and FSMA in Pistachio Production” she covered the unique production, harvest and postharvest handling practices common in the pistachio industry and touched upon the Produce Safety Rule and the upcoming impact on growers.  http://ucanr.edu/sites/PistachioShortCourse/