CFVGA REMINDER: Call-in for CDC’s New COVID-19 Guidance for Agriculture, June 9, 11:30 am MT

Call to Learn More About Newly-Released Interim Covid-19 Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers

June 8, 2020 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a stakeholder call to discuss produce food safety issues, food supply questions, and Centers for Disease Control’s new COVID-19 Guidance for Agriculture.

Western Growers members, which includes all CFVGA grower & allied members, are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Agricultural Workers and Employers recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Speakers will include:

  • Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner, FDA Office of Food Policy and Response
  • Jennifer Lincoln, Associate Director, CDC/NIOSH Office of Agriculture Safety and Health
  • Mark Moorman, Director, Office of Food Safety, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Date:     Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time:    10:30 am – 11:30 am PT (Please call in by 10:25 am PT)
Call-in Information: 888-972-6717, participant passcode: 6735009
Following the FDA stakeholder call, Western Growers will make additional, industry-specific educational opportunities available to members who still have questions about how to apply the CDC guidance to their operations. Look for more details later next week.
Additional resources are available below:

The CFVGA is comprised of more than 250 members, including growers of all sizes and types of production throughout the state, as well as representatives of allied industries. The Colorado fruit and vegetable growing sector contributes nearly $485 million to Colorado at the farm gate and is multiplied as it goes through the distribution chain. Over 90,000 Colorado acres are in fruit and vegetable production.

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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