California Farm Food Safety E-learning Series

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Two different E-learning series: the Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin series and the Production Agricultural Water series.  Each has a separate signup, but both are free.  (Biological Soil Amendments series is over and recordings are posted below.)

Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin  

See Topics below for the links to the YouTube recordings

  • E-learning session 1: Overview of biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAO) and the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Wednesday, April 7th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
  • E-learning session 2: Compost, Wednesday, April 14th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
  • E-learning session 3: Soil amendments containing ingredients of animal originWednesday, April 21st 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

Description: This E-learning series will provide information about the benefits and risks of applying biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAO) during production.  This series is tailored to Californians, with specific BSAAO regulatory and enforcement information relevant to California growers.

E-learning sessions are held Wednesdays during April 2021, lasting two hours each.  Several speakers will provide short presentations during the two hour session and time will be dedicated to answering questions from participants.

Pre-registration is required but the E-learning series are free of charge.  E-learning sessions will be held online via Zoom.  

Who should attend: Growers, BSAAO producers (composters or soil amendment producers), educators

Organizers:

Erin DiCaprio
Dr. Erin DiCaprio​
Alda Pires
Dr. Alda Pires


Dr. Erin DiCaprio, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Food Science and Technology, UC Davis, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dr. Alda Pires, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
 

Topics Covered:

E-learning session 1: Overview of Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin (BSAAO) and the Produce Safety Rule (PSR),
Wednesday, April 7th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Topic areas:

Speakers: Dr. Erin DiCaprio (UC Davis, UC ANR), Dr. Alda Pires (UC Davis, UC ANR), Donna Pahl Clements (Produce Safety Alliance)

E-learning session 2: Compost
Wednesday, April 14th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Topic areas:

Speakers: Dr. Erin DiCaprio (UC Davis, UC ANR), Dr. Alda Pires (UC Davis, UC ANR), Dr. Margaret Lloyd (UC ANR, UCCE), Donna Pahl Clements (Produce Safety Alliance), CalRecycle representative, John Massa (Comgro Soil Amendments)

E-learning session 3: Soil amendments containing ingredients of animal origin
Wednesday, April 21st 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Topic areas:

Speakers: Dr. Erin DiCaprio (UC Davis, UC ANR), Dr. Alda Pires (UC Davis, UC ANR), Dr. Margaret Lloyd (UC ANR, UCCE), Pat Milner (USDA ARS)

Production Agricultural Water

  • E-learning session 1: An update on Agricultural Water and the Produce Safety Rule, Thursday May 6th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT POSTPONED TO JUNE 17TH 10:00 am-12:00 pm PDT
  • E-learning session 2: Assessing on-Farm Risks Associated with of Pre-harvest Agricultural Water SystemsThursday May 13th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
     
  • E-learning session 3: An introduction to options for treating agricultural water, Thursday May 20th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

Description: This E-learning series will provide information on risks associated with production agricultural water, current best practices for agricultural water management, treatment options for agricultural water, and updates on the Produce Safety Rule agricultural water testing requirements.  This series is tailored to Californians, with specific agricultural water regulatory and enforcement information relevant to California growers.

E-learning sessions are held Thursdays during May 2021, lasting two hours each.  Several speakers will provide short presentations during the two hour session and time will be dedicated to answering questions from participants.

Pre-registration is required but the E-learning series is free of charge.  E-learning sessions will be held online via Zoom.

Who should attend: Growers, regulators, educators

Organizer:

Linda J. Harris
Dr. Linda J. Harris 


Dr. Linda Harris, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Food Science and Technology, UC Davis, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

 

Topics Covered:

E-learning session 1: An update on Agricultural Water and the Produce Safety Rule, 
Thursday, May 6th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT  POSTPONED TO JUNE 17TH 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Topic areas: TBA

E-learning session 2: Assessing on-Farm Risks Associated with Pre-harvest Agricultural Water Systems
Thursday, May 13th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Topic areas:

  • Pre-harvest agricultural water and the Produce Safety Rule
  • Tips and resources for approaching an inspection/risk assessment of your pre-harvest agricultural water system

Speakers:  Dr. Linda J. Harris (UC Davis, UC ANR), Donna Pahl Clements (Produce Safety Alliance), Ronald Bond (UC Davis), Don Stoeckel (CDFA)

E-learning session 3: An Introduction to Options for Treating Agricultural Water
Thursday, May 20th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Topic areas:

  • Pre-harvest agricultural water and when you might want to treat it.
  • Options that are available for treating pre-harvest agricultural water
  • Overview of the chemistry, regulatory issues and practical constraints
  • Operational considerations

Speakers:  Dr. Linda J. Harris (UC Davis, UC ANR), Dr. Faith Critzer (Washington State University), Dr. Channah Rock (University of Arizona), Don Stoeckel (CDFA)

Resources

Videos

FSMA: Preparing to Collect Water Samples
FSMA: Aseptic Water Sampling
FSMA: Annual Inspection
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