Date: Jul 30, 2019

AgTechx King City will feature a special keynote speech from Craig Wilson, Vice President of Quality Control & Food Safety at Costco Wholesale. Costco’s food safety audit systems, STEC testing of fresh foods, x-ray product inspection, and unique positions on the Global Food Safety Initiative and the global regulatory environment is well known industry wide.

During his career, Craig has published numerous research papers in the areas of food safety and food processing and holds many patents—the most notable for steam pasteurization of food—and is the recipient of the Gia/Matek, Global Excellence in Food Safety Award.

He currently serves on the Global Food Safety Initiative Board, the Center for Produce Safety Board, the Center for Food Integrity Board, the STOP Food Borne Illness Board and the Steering Committee for the National Food Safety Consortium. Craig is also a member of the Board of Directors for Camp Korey.

Western Growers and the Center for Produce Safety are pleased to co-host this AgTechx event, bringing the best and brightest from a variety of fields and disciplines to the King City Fairgrounds in the Salinas Valley as part of our ongoing efforts to transfer knowledge and accelerate change.


AgTechx – King City

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Time: 11:00am - 4:15pm PDT

Location: King City Fairgrounds (625 Division St., King City, CA 93930)


For questions, contact Hank Giclas at (949) 885-2205 or Dennis Donohue at (831) 594-4883.


WG Staff Contact

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

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