Date: Jan 06, 2022

Dr. David Acheson, President and CEO of The Acheson Group and former Chief Medical Officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, will deliver a virtual keynote at AgTechX Food Safety event on Feb. 2, 2022 in Yuma, Ariz.

Acheson graduated from the University of London Medical School in 1980, trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases in the U.K., and then moved to the New England Medical Center and Tufts University in 1987. At Tufts, he conducted basic molecular pathogenesis research on foodborne pathogens, especially Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.

At The Acheson Group, he provides strategic advice, recall, and crisis management support to food companies and ancillary technology companies on a global basis for matters relating to food safety and food defense.

AgTechX Food Safety is hosted by the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, the Center for Produce Safety and the Yuma Center of Excellent for Desert Agriculture. The event kicks off a yearlong initiative aimed at food safety technology acceleration to improve the toolkit of rapid diagnostics and prevention technologies.

The event will take place at the Four Point by Sheraton Yuma from 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Please register here for the event:

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