Date: Jun 12, 2014
CPS’ 5th Annual Symposium to Hold Session on “Converting Research to Operational

This year’s Center for Produce Safety (CPA) Research Symposium is being held on June 24-25 in Newport Beach, California. The fifth annual event will feature a discussion in its second session entitled, “Converting Research to Operational Food Practices.”  

According to CPS, the session will take an in-depth look at companies that have successfully implemented research results into industry food safety practices that improve operational practices. The session will focus on how recent research can be practically adapted by companies in their operational food safety practices while simultaneously looking at the hurdles to adopting research results.  The session will also explore how that same research can be used to advance agendas or inform proposed regulations. 

Hank Giclas, Western Growers’ Senior Vice President and CPS board member said, “This session is important as it will provide insight into how CPS research translates into stronger food safety programs in the field and facility which is a fundamental goal of the Center for Produce Safety.”

As previously announced, Giclas will be moderating the symposium’s opening session entitled, “Safe and Sustainable Water Solutions.” Dave Puglia, Western Growers’ senior vice president will be the lead presenter at the opening session.

Registration page for the event and event flyer.

WG Staff Contact

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

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