Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the next Listeria monocytogenes Intervention & Control Workshop in Fresno and Monterey, California, in September. Western Growers has partnered with United Fresh Produce Association and Produce Marketing Association to offer these two workshops. In addition, the California Fresh Fruit Association is joining the partnership for the Fresno workshop. These workshops have been specifically designed for the produce industry.

Sonia Salas

Western Growers’ members are invited to learn about the latest produce food safety research findings during the 2018 Center for Produce Safety (CPS) Symposium on June 19 - 20 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Produce industry leaders, government officials and food safety research scientists will gather to learn about topics such as irrigation water advancements; identifying surrogates for human pathogens that can be used to validate the efficacy of preventive controls; implementing science-based preventive controls that minimize contamination risks; and more.

Stephanie Metzinger

This month, Western Growers and AgSafe will be hosting the last of their produce safety workshops to assist California growers in meeting the training requirements under the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) produce safety regulation.

The FDA’s produce rule requires companies to employ at least one person who has completed the equivalent of this eight-hour class. These classes will be offered in Northern and Central California production areas and will be presented in both English and Spanish.

This eight hour class will cover the following topics:

Sonia Salas

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