Central Valley Water Board's Food Safety Panel to Meet January 24

In response to public concern about the use of recycled oilfield water (otherwise known as produced water) as an irrigation source in the Central Valley, the regional Water Board assembled a Food Safety Expert Panel in 2016 to assess the safety of crops grown using this source of water. 
 
The Food Safety Expert Panel will meet January 24, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Central Valley Water Board’s Board Room located at 11020 Sun Center Drive, Suite 200, in Rancho Cordova, California.
 
The public is invited to attend. Opportunity for public comment is offered at the meeting. The meeting will also be broadcast via webcast at https://video.calepa.ca.gov/.  Viewers may submit questions and comments to the panel during the meeting by email to waterboardfoodsafety@waterboards.ca.gov
 
Meeting materials will be posted on the Central Valley Water Board’s website. This website also contains links to past and present meeting materials including agendas, presentations, and reports issued by the Central Valley Water Board on produced water.
 
CCOF has been working with the Central Valley Water Board, the Expert Panel, and other state agencies to ensure that use of recycled oilfield water does not negatively impact soil quality or product integrity on organic farms.
 
For more information about the Food Safety Panel, contact the CCOF Policy Team.

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