COVID-19 Resources

Here you will find information and fact sheets about COVID-19 in relation to different food operations, including farms, gardens, fresh produce, food banks, foodservice, grocery stores and home/community.

Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety (WRCEFS) hosted its 4th Annual Meeting online on May 12, 2020. During the one day virtual meeting, 92 attendees had the opportunity to hear updates from WRCEFS members and FSOP grant awardees in the Western Region, USDA, FDA, PSA, FSPCA, LFSC, IFAI, sister Regional Centers and Lead Regional Coordination Center. The group discussed regional updates for 2019-2020, walked through a demonstration of the peer-review process for add-on materials, and listened to a panel discussion on food industry challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recordings and the report from the 2020 Annual Meeting will be coming soon. Highlights from the 2019 Annual Meeting can be found here.

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Faces of WRCEFS

Here you can find staff spotlights, featuring our leadership team and partners. The goal of Faces of WRCEFS is to highlight the diverse expertise of our regional leaders by showcasing their stories and work related to the Food Safety Modernization Act.

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WRCEFS Newsletters

The WRCEFS Newsletters provide our stakeholders with important news about our region. Distributed on a monthly basis, this newsletter details important updates, save-the-date information, new resources, and more.

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Resources

Our resources section features a variety of resources created by stakeholders in the Western region.

Produce Safety Professional Development Workshop

Who Should Attend?

Produce safety trainers in the Western U.S. interested in gaining additional experience in teaching the PSA curriculum to growers.

 
What to Expect?

After attending this workshop, trainers will be able to:

  • List recent updates and navigate resources for handling tough produce safety questions
  • Demonstrate how to address FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements in sticky produce safety scenarios
  • Describe strategies for engaging participants in each topic of the PSA Grower Training Course

 

Draft agenda can be accessed here.

 
Registration Information

Participation in this workshop is by invite only. For questions, please contact Stephanie Brown at wrcefs@oregonstate.edu

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