Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings sponsored by the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, Feb. 19 & 20 in Watsonville, CA, and March 5 & 6 in Oroville, CA.
UC Food Safety Home
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.
Added February 2019
Nuts and Nut Pastes
- Bibliography: Containing a comprehensive list of references pertaining to microbial safety of nuts and sesame seed. Publications on the Microbial Safety of Nuts and Sesame Seeds (updated 2-15-19) (PDF 420 KB)
- Inactivation of Microorganisms in Nuts and Nut Pastes: Table and References (updated 2-15-19) (PDF 144 KB)
- Outbreaks from Tree Nut, Legume, and Seed Pastes: Table and References (updated 2-15-19) (PDF 114 KB)
- Outbreaks from Tree Nuts, Peanuts, and Sesame Seeds (updated 2-15-19) (PDF 123 KB)
- Surveys for Foodborne Pathogens on Nuts: Tables and References (updated 2-15-19) (PDF 233 KB)
- Survival of Foodborne Pathogens on Nuts: Tables and References (updated 2-15-19) (PDF 121 KB)
- U.S. Recalls of Nuts: Table and References (updated 2-15-19) (PDF 280 KB)
Produce Safety Rule (FSMA)
- Additional Resources Support Compliance with the Produce Safety Rule (FDA, Feb. 7, 2019)
- Paving the Road for Produce Safety Inspections (FDA, Feb. 7, 2019)
- Produce Safety Inspections (FDA, Feb. 7, 2019)
- "What to Expect of a Regulatory Inspection" - Informational Handout for Farmers (FDA) (PDF 144 KB)
Added November 2018
- Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff: Questions and Answers Regarding Mandatory Food Recalls (FDA) (as PDF 114 KB)
Added October 2018:
- Draft Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Produce (FDA) (as PDF 447 KB)
- Draft Guidance for Industry: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption (FDA) (as PDF 1.7 MB)
- Oct. 7, 2018: Guidelines for using Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 as a surrogate microorganism in pistachio process validation (UC Davis & Michigan State University) (PDF 386 KB)
Added August 2018
- Draft Guidance for Industry - Q & A Regarding Food Facility Registration (7th Edition) (FDA)
- Draft Guidance for Industry - Supplemental Q & A Regarding Food Facililty Registration - for comment purposes only (FDA)
- Emergencies (For Consumers - contains fire resources)
- ood Safety After a Fire (For Industry)
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).
- Value-Added On-Farm Processing - Regulatory Considerations - Examples and a flow chart to help farmers understand multiple state and federal regulations. (PDF 1.8 MB)
- A free webinar to explain the flowchart above.
- Permit Timeline Resources - What to do and when you should do it
- Processed Food Registration Permit Timeline
- CA Cannery License Program Timeline
- A free webinar to explain the timeline documents above.
- A PDF of the slides from the webinar above (PDF 5.8 MB)
UC Food Blog
Citrus: Preserve it now to serve it safely later
Winter is the time when many backyard citrus trees and roadside fruit stands are laden with mandarins, lemons, navel oranges and limes. A UC Cooperative Extension expert is traveling the state to teach how the fresh taste of citrus can be preserved for...
Food policy councils are emerging as a model to address gaps in local policies
In a growing number of communities, food policy councils (also called “food system alliances”) have emerged to address gaps in local policies that focus on food. Most communities have transportation, housing or land use policies, but food...