Upcoming Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings

Upcoming Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings The Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule § 112.22(c) requires that “At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.” Here…

Chlorpyrifos: Regulatory Action from DPR

Chlorpyrifos: Regulatory Action from DPR On May 8th, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced that California would be moving to ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Rather than an immediate ban, CalEPA and DPR will work to phase out the use of chlorpyrifos over the next…

China Tariffs Increase

China Tariffs Increase APGov Report – May 2019 Edition Following the United States announcement that additional tariffs would be implemented on several Chinese imports, China’s State Council Customs Tariff Commission announced that it will be raising tariffs on American imports. Over 3,000 American products were included in this round of tariffs including everything from fish…