Science & Technology

The latest food safety research findings and trends will be discussed at the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) fifth annual Produce Research Symposium in Newport Beach, California on June 24-25, 2014.  This event brings together scientists, industry and government. We are excited to host a webinar to provide an overview of the event.

Join us to learn about key food safety highlights discussed at this symposium and share your thoughts about food safety issues, solutions and trends you may see.

AgSafe, an agriculture-based safety organization, has developed a food safety training course for produce harvesting. This class will be helpful to everyone in the produce business especially those involved in harvesting specialty crops.  It will give supervisors, foremen, crew leads and field workers basic knowledge regarding sanitation and hygiene principles that are often noted in food safety audits.  The sessions are open to anyone interested in attending.

Greg Nelson

The latest food safety research findings and trends will be discussed at the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) fifth annual Produce Research Symposium in Newport Beach, California on June 24-25, 2014.  This event brings together scientists, industry and government. We are excited to host a webinar to provide an overview of the event.

Join us to learn about key food safety highlights discussed at this symposium and share your thoughts about food safety issues, solutions and trends you may see.

Register now so you don’t miss this important opportunity!

Sonia Salas

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

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has been forced to expand the quarantine area in Tulare County after the discovery of additional Asian citrus psyllids in the region.  The Grower reports, that as a result, a new 110-mile quarantine area exists, adjacent to Tulare’s existing quarantine area.  Although not yet defined or announced, CDFA is expected to further expand the quarantine area due to the detection of a single psyllid trapped outside the current and newly-announced quarantine areas. 

 

Ken Gilliland

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