Date: Mar 26, 2013

Western Growers teamed up with PMA to help industry members understand the latest food safety research and how to apply key findings to their day-to-day operations. The report, “A Practical Guide to Scientific Research,” summarizes and interprets research presented at the third annual Center for Produce Safety (CPS) Research Symposium held June 27 at UC Davis. WG’s Hank Giclas, senior vice president, strategic planning, science & technology, co-authored the report with Dr. Bob Whitaker, PMA chief science & technology officer and chair of the CPS technical committee.

“The "practical guide" is a tool to transfer information from the academic community to users and lay persons," said Giclas. "We are pleased to work with PMA to continually improve and enhance the fresh produce industry's preventive practices and programs."

“Research is important, but it’s what you do with that research that is critical for improving the safety of produce,” Whitaker added.

The guide is located online and details the 18 CPS-funded projects from four separate sessions. View the award list online and details the poster session from the symposium.

CPS will hold its 4tH Annual Produce Research Symposium June 25-26 in Rochester, New York.

WG Staff Contact

Hank Giclas
Sr. Vice President, Strategic Planning, Science & Technology

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