Date: Feb 14, 2013

After the FDA release of the Produce and Preventive Controls Rule on Jan. 4, several opportunities to learn about them have been offered. Western Growers invites you to hear about our preliminary analysis of the Preventive Controls Rule. This webinar is meant to provide an overview of the rule; highlight the key differences with current GMPs as well as existing commodity specific guidelines; discuss items on which FDA is requesting comments; and gather questions. Join Intertox’s Susan Leaman, and WG’s Sonia Salas, Director of Science and Technology and to learn about key components of the Preventive Controls Rule and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Don’t miss this important webinar. Register today.
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PST
Tuesday, February 19

Susan M. Leaman, M.S., has worked since 2006 as a consultant to the fresh produce industry. Ms. Leaman specializes in food safety issues and in particular the development of commodity-specific food safety guidelines, human health risk assessments and environmental risk assessments for production and packing environments. Ms. Leaman holds a master’s degree in toxicology from the University of Washington’s School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from Northwest University. 

Sonia Salas, M.S., joined Western Growers in 2007 bringing her food and workplace safety expertise, prior to joining Western Growers, Sonia was a Quality Assurance Manager in two manufacturing facilities and had to implement and enforce federal/state programs and requirements. She currently performs a diverse range of activities from facilitating the translation of guidance documents, managing research projects to writing articles in Western Grower & Shipper magazine. Ms. Salas holds a master’s degree in agriculture from the California State Polytechnic University of Pomona.

WG Staff Contact

Sonia Salas
Assistant Vice President, Science

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