Science & Technology

We are focused on ensuring a safe and secure food supply, healthy crops, reliable natural resources and sustainability. Our experts work with regulators, universities, and industry experts on critical industry concerns on your behalf.

Lunch & Learn Webinars

Our monthly webinars offer guidance from industry experts on key issues. Recent webinar topics include:

  • Tail Water Re-use
  • Fumigant Regulatory Issues
  • FDA Inspections
  • Big Data

To view or register for upcoming webinars, go to the Events page.

Guidelines & Regulatory Resources

We work with regulators, legislators, universities and scientists to offer resources including commodity specific food safety guidelines and regulatory guidance manuals, such as:

  • Recall Manual
  • Food Inspection Manual
  • What If the FDA Takes Samples

To access food safety guidelines and regulatory resources, go to the Resources page.

FSMA Resources Portal

We provide information, resources and tools to assist with the implementation of new regulations. This portal provides the latest information on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules impacting the specialty crop industry.

To access this information, resources and tools, go to the FSMA Resources page.

Research & Reports

We report on the latest food safety research findings and trends such as:

  • Center for Produce Safety Report
  • International Association for Food Protection Report
  • Ag Water Research Report

To access food safety research reports, go to the Resources page.


Western Growers is working to accelerate the availability of new technology that will help produce more food with fewer inputs and less waste. Visit our website to follow the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology.

Science & Technology

Sr. Vice President, Strategic Planning, Science & Technology
Senior Director, Science & Technology

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