Western Growers President and CEO Dave Puglia will be moderating the virtual OGS Grower Roundtable 2020, scheduled for December 9. Unlike previous years, the 2020 summit is a virtual keynote event featuring three industry trailblazers. Puglia will be joined by Bruce Taylor of Taylor Farms, Vic Smith of JV Smith Companies and Soren Bjorn of Driscoll’s of the Americas.

Chardae Heim

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a multi-year study to improve food safety by addressing knowledge gaps in order to advance prevention.

The FDA—in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the University of California, Davis, Western Center for Food Safety and agricultural stakeholders in the Central Coast of California—is launching the study in response to a series of E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks in recent years linked to California’s lettuce production regions.

Sonia Salas

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