Originally by Patrick Cavanaugh with California Ag Today: California farmers are careful with crop protection products because they know the importance of producing safe and wholesome food for their customers across the nation and in their export markets. “However, I think that there are some real challenges facing growers in California today,” said Thomas Jones, senior
Safe Food California, the West Coast’s premier food safety conference and exposition will take place June 6–8, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. Make plans now to meet and network with hundreds of food safety professionals from across California for three days of educational presentations by internationally reputed industry experts, engaging exhibits featuring the latest
Consumers’ expectations of retailers and suppliers have never been higher, especially relating to the safety of their food. An ongoing evolution of new technologies especially drive a connected consumer to redefine the global business environment, including a retail market shift from a supply-driven world to a demand –driven one where the consumer is in charge.
A Food Safety Plan and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) are safe food advancements that are either required or recommended by the U.S. FDA (Federal Food and Drug Administration) with the ideal goal of eliminating outbreaks and food recalls. The alarming volume of over 500 food recalls in 2015 has since compelled Congress
By: Sam Keiper By now you have most likely heard that we are launching an expansion of our DFA of California services by forming an additional business segment, Safe Food Alliance. In addition to the new business segment, DFA Global Certifications has updated its business name to Safe Food Certifications, LLC, a sister organization to
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and its new requirements, has been discussed at length in the food industry in recent years. However there is one aspect of these new regulations that is still not widely known by many we talk with: the new requirements for human food by-products that are used for animal feed.
Please note that this report is a summary of various sources that summarize peer-reviewed research which means that findings discussed in the following article are the product of a formal investigation by a team of scientists. Most of these findings are subject to ongoing research which makes it impossible to conclusively predict the future of
As a food processor, one of your top priorities is to produce the safest, highest quality products you possibly can. One of the most important drivers for achieving this goal is fostering the right culture amongst employees so you’re confident in what they’re doing when nobody’s watching. Doing a quick training isn’t enough, nor is
The DFA Scholarship Foundation was established in 2012, as a tax deductible 501 (C)(3) organization, to encourage educational opportunities for students pursuing a degree in food science and agribusiness, with the ultimate goal of attracting future graduates for employment in the food industry. Every year, DFA awards scholarships to deserving university students throughout the state
Contact: Katie Ward, Senior Marketing Manager, 916.246.2853, firstname.lastname@example.org With over a century of providing food safety and quality services to the dried fruit and tree nut industry, DFA of California is expanding its services by forming an additional business segment, Safe Food Alliance. This expansion is expected to increase the non-profit organization’s leadership position as