New Produce Safety Research is on the Horizon

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) 5th Annual Research Symposium is two weeks away and the LGMA has plans to attend this event as well as a special wrap up meeting the following day which focuses on how best to incorporate new food safety research into your company’s operations. This session is organized by the Produce Marketing Association and sponsored by LGMA.

The CPS Symposium is always a well-organized and informative event.  This year, CPS Executive Director Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli along with her Board and staff has put together another impressive agenda. Each session of the conference includes presentations of research findings by scientists followed by a review by a panel made up of industry subject matter experts including farmers, retailers, foodservice operators, regulators and other scientists.

According to Fenaroli, a number of ground-breaking projects will be presented that should be quite interesting to the produce industry.  Among them are projects dealing with transference of pathogens – particularly via water — as the industry seeks to gain a better understanding of this important issue.  In addition, this year’s research presentations will cross supply channels as Dr. Trevor Suslow, University of California, Davis, reviews findings from a study which examines an ozonated washing system for quick-serve restaurants.

CPS’s Fenaroli had this to say about this year’s program:

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The complete agenda for the Symposium is available on the CPS website. If you haven’t already registered to attend the CPS Symposium, you can still do so.  It takes place June 24 and 25, 2014 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.


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