The California avocado industry is comprised of dedicated farmers, who take pride in growing and harvesting premium California Avocados. It is a dynamic industry, shaped by a multitude of ever-changing factors, including water, legislation, pests and diseases, crop-and-market statistics, regulations and more. The California Avocado Commission is dedicated to advocating on behalf of California avocado growers to help ensure that the best interests of growers are represented in the diverse array of industry issues.
Industry Advocacy News
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in January 2011 to ensure actions are taken to mitigate food safety risks. Learn more about the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and upcoming compliance training sessions for growers.
Sunkist Growers has scheduled two Produce Safety Rule training opportunities. Learn more.
The California Farm Bureau Federation has released the findings from its Agricultural Labor Availability Survey 2017 online. Fifty-five percent of all respondents had experienced employee shortages and of those reporting shortages, 36 percent were tree fruit growers. Learn more about the survey results.
As reported recently, the Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan announced that he has instructed Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of ICE, to increase work site enforcement “by four to five times." It’s important as an employer that you are following all existing labor laws for all your employees and are aware of your legal...
Based on input from the produce industry, including the California Avocado Commission, the Food and Drug Administration has re-opened the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule-making process to consider amending the Produce Safety and the Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rules.
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