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.


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.

Our Work


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

Using Social Media to Make Friends and Influence Growers Webinar

This presentation of social media best practices and tools will help educators engage with growers and other stakeholders online.

About this Event 

Ever wonder how to engage with growers online? How can you/your program best use social media to your advantage? Are you simply confused about where to start when it comes to social media? This webinar by Dr. Connie Fisk will provide insights into these topics as well as answers to other common questions about using social media. The secret to the perfect social media post is only a listen away.


Webinar Date and Time

Friday, November 6th, 2020

1:00 - 2:30 PM (PST) 


Registration Information

This webinar is free and there are no prerequisite requirements for attending. To get details about event registration, please contact Stephanie Brown at


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