March 22, 2022

FDA Podcast, Upcoming Abstract Highlight WG’s Food Safety Data Sharing Platform

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s TechTalk Podcast this week featured an in-depth exploration of Western Growers’ Food Safety Data Sharing platform.

Cronan McNamara, the Founder and CEO of Creme Global, speaks about how his company’s food safety data analytics and predictive modeling software and services are working in tandem with the WG Science team and member growers to aid in prevention and outbreak response.

In addition, the food safety data sharing program is the subject of an upcoming abstract titled “Driving a Cultural Change in Produce Safety Through the Use of a Novel Confidential Data Sharing Program.”

Authored by Creme Global’s Brendan Ring, Western Growers Science Programs Director Afreen Malik and Western Growers Senior Vice President of Science De Ann Davis, the abstract details how WG is “bringing produce operations on a revolutionary journey where their data enables smarter decisions on risk mitigation. This project seeks to demonstrate that by aggregating anonymized data, industry-wide collaborative benchmarks can be established to drive real improvements in food safety.”

The abstract will be presented at the International Association for Food Production Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh this summer.