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Research and Extension faculty at UC Davis, Drs. Erin DiCaprio, Linda Harris, and Trevor Suslow, welcome you to the University of California Food Safety website. Link to presentations, publications, and websites related to the production, harvest and processing of foods. The emphasis is microbial food safety but food biotechnology, food quality, and food security are also addressed.

WIFSS PSA Grower Training Courses

WIFSS PSA Grower Training Courses

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings sponsored by the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, March 5 & 6 in Oroville, CA, March 20 in Watsonville, and April 4 in San Martin, CA.

Added February 2019

Flour and Cereal Grains - Outbreaks and Recalls

Nuts and Nut Pastes

Produce Safety Rule (FSMA)

Added November 2018

Added October 2018:

 Added August 2018

California - Resources for Processing Foods (NEW!)

The following California organizations have collaborated on the new resources below for small-scale farmers and processors on how to produce your product safely and in compliance with applicable state and federal regulations: Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), University of California Department of Food Science & Technology (UC Davis FST), UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) and the Western Regional Center for Food Safety (WRCEFS).

UC Food Blog

A Making the case for fruits and vegetables
Why do you love fruits and vegetables? Is it their bright colors? Their many shapes and varieties, the way they can makeover your plate with the seasons? The opportunity to taste local terroir in a very fresh bite of fruit or forkful of salad? Is it...

With menu planning and access to stores selling items in bulk, Karen Jetter of the UC Agricultural Issues Center found the average daily cost for serving healthy meals to a family of four was $25 in 2010 dollars. Eating healthy on a limited budget is possible, but any cuts in SNAP or rise in food costs make it harder
The affordability of healthy food is often cited as a barrier to low-income families eating nutritious meals. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that with menu planning and access to stores selling items...

Site Creation date 6/1/2009
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