Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent food contamination during transportation. The rule will require those involved in transporting human and animal food by motor or rail vehicle to follow recognized best practices for sanitary transportation, such as properly refrigerating food, adequately cleaning vehicles between loads and properly protecting food during transportation.
Rockville, Maryland - NIST and DHS are pleased to host a workshop on Software Identification (SWID) Tag Implementation and Use on April 26, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on April 27, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a Tag Signing Working Group Open Meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Stanford, California - Atmospheric patterns associated with droughts in California have occurred more frequently in recent decades, Stanford scientists say.
Sacramento, California - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith announced that the state has shown continued improvements in slowing the rate of death as a result of AIDS, cancers and heart disease. The announcement came as CDPH released its annual County Health Status Profiles.
Berkeley, California - Two-thirds of Californians without health insurance in 2014 were eligible for coverage, but most said they did not enroll because of the cost, according to a new study by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Chesapeake Bay - The world's largest breeding population of ospreys is coping well with the long-lasting residues of toxic chemicals that were banned decades ago but remain in the Chesapeake Bay food chain at varying levels, such as the pesticide DDT and insulating chemicals known as PCBs. The resilient fish hawks are also showing few effects from two other groups of chemicals that have become widespread in the estuary flame retardant PBDEs and pharmaceuticals intended for human use.