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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.

Added April 2018:

  • California Dept. of Agriculture Produce Safety Program (2018)
  • Food Recall Manual, version 2 (University of Florida / IFAS / Chris Thomas Communications) (PDF 850 KB)  A team of food safety experts at the University of Florida’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Department has published The Food Recall Manual (Version 2) to assist food businesses at all parts of the food chain in learning to conduct rapid and effective product recalls. Any business involved in the manufacture, processing, packing, holding, or delivery of food to humans will find this manual useful. Recommended in the PC training for FSMA, the manual is available in PDF format at no charge.

Added March 2018: 

Updated Jan. 2018:  Nuts and Nut Pastes

Updated Dec. 2017:  Food Safety After a Fire

Updated Nov. 2017:  Key Facts about Preventive Controls for Human Food

Updated Oct. 23, 2017: FSMA Compliance Dates

Added October 2017: 

Untreated Surface Water:

Untreated Ground Water:

UC Food Blog

Scarlet Royal New labor laws factored into UC cost studies for table grape production
Posted 4/17/2018 - To help table grape growers make decisions on which varieties to grow, the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' Agricultural Issues Center has released four new studies on the costs and returns of table grapes in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. The...

Shoppers purchasing fruits and vegetables in stores located in low-income neighborhoods in California may pay more for those fruits and vegetables than shoppers in other neighborhoods, according to a Nutrition Policy Institute study that examined prices in a large sample of stores throughout the state. NPI study finds that prices for fruits and vegetables may be higher in low-income neighborhoods
Posted 4/4/2018 - Shoppers purchasing fruits and vegetables in stores located in low-income neighborhoods in California may pay more for those fruits and vegetables than shoppers in other neighborhoods, according to a study that examined prices in a large sample of stores...

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