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California’s state government is looking to the NBA for help with its food crisis.
On Wednesday, the Department of Food and Agriculture released its “Canned Market Inventory of Cali Produce” (CMA).
The inventory includes canned food items, meats, and dairy products.
The government hopes the CMA will help alleviate the shortage in California’s markets.
The CMA was created after the state’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a “public health advisory” in April 2016 regarding the potential of Salmonella contamination in California beef.
Since then, California has been on the front lines of an outbreak that has killed more than 500 people and sickened nearly 800,000 people.
While the CFA was created as part of the California Food Security Act of 2012, the state still has a long way to go before it can provide food for its citizens.
According to the State Farm report, California produces more than 2.5 billion pounds of food per year, but is currently producing only 7.7 billion.
As of June 2017, California produced only about 3.8 billion pounds.
The CMA, however, will help fill the gap by providing food assistance to California’s food industry.
According the report, CA food producers have experienced a $2.4 billion shortfall in food sales since June 2015.