University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Food safety regs stymie local grower; UCCE is there to help

Mrs. Wu, a native Chinese vegetable grower in Santa Clara County, had heard about changes in food safety regulations, and she was concerned. She found out that, although she did not speak very much English, she was expected to develop a plan and obtain a food safety certification, or her sales contracts would be cancelled. She contacted UCCE small farms advisor Aziz Baameur, who responded to her concern by developing a training program for Mrs. Wu and other growers like her. The training provided growers with a bilingual handbook and sample templates to help them better understand the new regulations. Aziz is also working with Mrs. Wu to help her prepare for audits and create a food safety plan specific to her farm.

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