Produce safety group fosters collaboration

March 28, 2018 01:36 PM
 
As the Center for Produce Safety prepares for its 2018 Research Symposium, the group is looking back on 10 years of success with the program.

As the Center for Produce Safety prepares for its 2018 Research Symposium, the group is looking back on 10 years of success.

The symposium highlights significant research to understand how to protect fresh produce and deliver safe products to consumers.

On top of that, the annual gathering has been successful on another front, according to Bob Whitaker, chief science & technology officer for the Produce Marketing Association, in a report on the key findings presented at the center’s 2017 symposium.

“In its first decade, CPS has accomplished a great deal, but aside from building an impressive knowledge base, its most important achievement may have been to create an environment for open and frank discussions on produce safety science that has fostered collaborations among scientists, facilitated partnerships with industry operators, and provided inspiration to the next generation of produce safety researchers,” Whitaker said in the report.

The Center for Produce Safety has a full list of the research projects on its website.

The 2018 CPS Research Symposium is June 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C. Registration is available online.

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