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SACRAMENTO, January 2, 2020 - The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will be gathering to discuss the food safety, farm to school programs and hear updates from the Chair of the California State Assembly Committee on Agriculture at it’s upcoming meeting on January 7, 2020. The meeting will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N Street – Main Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814.
“Last year demonstrated that even with the best science, data and preventive measures in place – E.coli outbreaks in the produce sector continue, ” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “Food safety is paramount and collaboration among growers, regulatory officials and universities on continuously improving and preventing future outbreaks remains a shared priority of all involved.”
Invited speakers include: Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, Chair of the Agriculture Committee; Scott Horsfall, California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement; Natalie Krout-Greenberg, CDFA; Nick Anicich, CDFA Office of Farm to Fork; and Sonya Logman, CA Census 2020.
“A new year brings opportunities to California’s farmers and ranchers,” said President Don Cameron, California State Board of Food and Agriculture. “We look forward to exploring innovations and new markets while providing greater transparency and engagement with consumers. Farm to school programs – local food in local schools – is one opportunity that we can expand and grow.”
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture advises the governor and the CDFA secretary on agricultural issues and consumer needs. The state board conducts forums that bring together local, state and federal government officials, agricultural representatives and citizens to discuss current issues of concern to California agriculture.
All meetings are open to the public and attendance is welcome.
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