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WGA, USDA, FDA push back against Chinese Customs COVID rule

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In response to reports that Chinese Customs is requiring a Letter of Undertaking of Safety of Import Food for food shipments, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement: “The recent move by Chinese authorities to require a statement of undertaking for food importers is not based on any legitimate food safety concern.

Remembering WGA’s Tommy O

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With heavy hearts, we share the sad news of the passing of Tom Oliveri, who passed away in his home Thursday morning, May 28, at the age of 67.

USDA to buy $3 billion in ag products

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From the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service April 19, 2020: As part of President Trump and Secretary …

Coronavirus affecting exports to China

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The outbreak of Coronavirus hasn’t significantly disrupted the produce supply chain in the U.S., but groups may soon have to make some preparations, as exports to China are beginning to feel the effects.

Western Growers launches food safety risk management program

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PRESS RELEASE IRVINE, CA (June 27, 2019) – During a Forbes AgTech Summit session today moderated …