We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new food safety conference, Safe Food California. Hosted on the historic waterfront of Monterey, Safe Food California is staged to be the west coast’s premiere food safety conference. The structure of our previous annual conference has been refocused to emphasize education and revitalize our exposition. The mission of... Read more »
This year’s Pinnacle Club Golf Tournament took place on a beautiful sunny day in Monterey, California on July 24th. We want to thank all of our members and their guests for attending, we are proud to have been able to bring everyone together to network and let loose on the course. A special thank you... Read more »
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Congratulations to Mariani Nut Company, the recipient of the 2014 Pinnacle Club Plant of the Year Award! Graciously accepting the award on behalf of Mariani Nut Company was Gus Mariani and Breann Peck. Every year, the DFA food safety team participates in a process of reviewing candidates to receive our prestigious Plant of the Year... Read more »
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By: Lori Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org) BRC and SQF will each issue new editions to the two most popular Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standards for food processors in 2014 – 2015. SQF will release edition 7.2 of the SQF Code this March with an effective date of July 2014 for all new and continuing certifications.... Read more »
DFA of California offers and delivers comprehensive training programs not only in the form of public courses but also on-site training to meet your facility’s needs. We deliver customized programs for leading manufacturers, retailers, and distribution companies. Not only can smaller companies send key individuals to be trained on specific topics at the public trainings,... Read more »
Will it work and is it effective? Simply put, that is the definition of validation! The food safety program outlined by the FSMA Preventive Controls Rule emphasizes validation of hazard control measures, such sanitation and pathogen-reduction steps in processing. The Validation Academy class will discuss a range of approaches to validation and the steps needed... Read more »
As of mid-February, HACCP and GFSI Certification Audits performed by DFA of California will have a new home; introducing DFA Global Certifications, LLC. DFA is excited about its new business launch, which has been in the planning process since June 2013. DFA’s subsidiary Certification Body will serve member and non-member facilities by offering HACCP and... Read more »
It’s that time of the year again! The Specialty Crop Trade Council has started the negotiation process for the 2014-2015 service contracts with our current carriers and NVOCC’s. We will also be reviewing proposals from other carriers and NVOCC’s as part of our negotiations. Our current service contracts expire on March 31, 2014, however we... Read more »
Last year, Lauren Crivelli of Fresno State University was a deserving recipient of the DFA|SCTC Scholarship. Contributions made to the DFA/SCTC Foundation through silent auction donors and bidders helped Lauren with her ever increasing college tuition. The funds generated by DFA|SCTC have lessened Lauren’s financial burdens and allowed her to focus on her studies. Please... Read more »
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Frank Burgwin left the engine running on his locked Freightliner and rushed into a truck stop to grab a takeout hamburger in Arkansas. When he returned to his freightliner, his tractor and the flatbed with 48,000 pounds of aluminum had vanished. An off-duty Consolidated Freight Driver gave Burgwin a ride and they found the tractor... Read more »