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E coli, Food Safety, and Water Quality Issues

 

Water Board Letters

 
October 25, 2006 - Regional Board letter to USFDA re: Food Safety Guidelines
December 12, 2006 - Regional Board letter to CalEPA re: Food Safety Guidelines and Water Quality
January 10, 2007 - Regional Board letter to CDFA re: Proposed CA Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement
March 22, 2007 - Regional Board letter to California Leafy Green Handler Advisory Board re: concerns with draft guidelines
March 22, 2007 - Regional Board letter to California Legislature re: Comments at Senate Committee Hearing
December 3, 2007 Comments on USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service Proposed Rulemaking  for Marketing Agreement
June 12, 2009 - Regional Board letter regarding proposed changes to California's LGMA food safety

Farm Food Safety Conservation Network

The Farm, Food Safety & Conservation Network (or “Network”) is a Central Coast region working group whose membership includes expertise from diverse fields, interests and talents to support food safety, environmental quality and agricultural viability using common sense and science based approaches.

Other Agency Letters

 
December 13, 2006 - USEPA Letter re: Food Safety and Water Quality
December 13, 2006 - NOAA/NMFS letter re:concern w/ potential environmental impacts from food safety practices in Salinas
January 19, 2007 - NOAA/National Marine Sanctuary letter re: Water Quality Impacts from Food Safety Practices
January 19, 2007 - NOAA/NMFS letter re: marketing agreement
March 12, 2007 - NRCS Letter to Western Growers Association re: Comments to Food Safety Guidelines
November 29, 2007 - DFG letter to re: Proposed Rule for Handling Regulations for Leafy Greens
November 29, 2007 EPA Response to Water Boards December 3, 2007 Letter Re: Marketing Agreement,
    Enclosure 1,
    Enclosure 2
June 15, 2009 - EPA letter regarding proposed National Marketing Agreement for Leafy Green
June 15, 2009 - EPA letter regarding proposed National Marketing Agreement for Leafy Green - Specific comments

 

Food Safety and Water Quality Informational Items

 
October 2006 - Monterey County RCD Literature Review : Reconciling Food Safety and Environmental Protection
Fall 2006 - CASFS Food Safety Research Brief
January 2007 - CAFF Food Safety Handout
January 24, 2007 - GAPs - Draft Lettuce and Leafy Green Metrics