Date: Sep 03, 2020

WG Science, in collaboration with the Arizona and California LGMAs, is hosting a two-part webinar series to share current knowledge and best food safety practices for leafy greens operations during transition periods, which have been identified as times of vulnerability requiring particular vigilance.

Topics to be covered will include industry efforts to prevent leafy greens food safety issues during transition periods, an overview of current and ongoing research into the seasonality of romaine outbreaks, considerations for leafy greens food safety programs, and potential food safety evaluation tools. Both webinars are scheduled for one hour.

Following the webinar series, additional resources will be provided to help minimize seasonal risks during transition periods.


Part 1: What We Know About Seasonality Issues And Transition Periods


  • Dr. Gregory Astill, Research Economist, USDA Economic Research Service
  • Dr. Trevor Suslow, Vice President of Food Safety, Produce Marketing Association
  • Sonia Salas, Assistant Vice President of Food Safety, Science and Technology, Western Growers
  • Marlene Hanken, Data Programs Analyst, Western Growers

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT


For more information, contact Sonia Salas at

WG Staff Contact

Sonia Salas
Assistant Vice President, Food Safety, Science & Technology

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