WG President and CEO Tom Nassif discussed the framework for a joint-food safety initiative between Western Growers and the Produce Marketing Association during a panel presentation at the PMA Board Meeting this week in Austin, Texas. Nassif’s remarks highlighted the need to build greater accountability throughout the supply chain.

Tom Nassif

After the FDA announced the Produce Rule Jan. 4, Western Growers’ senior staff sprung in to action as one of the first to educate members how this new rule could affect our industry. In the joint webinar, Hank Giclas, Western Growers Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Science and Technology joined James R. Gorny, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Produce Safety with the FDA to discuss the mandatory federal standards for growing, harvesting, packing and holding produce for human consumption.

Hank Giclas


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