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CPS Exec. Dir. to Speak About Food Safety Innovations at "Fresh Summit"

September 28, 2009
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The Center for Produce Safety at UC Davis (CPS) is partnering with Produce Marketing Association to present a session on food safety innovations at PMA’s upcoming Fresh Summit International Conference & Exposition in Anaheim, California. CPS Executive Director Bonnie Fernandez‐Fenaroli will join three other speakers and four panelists at the October 3 session, “Food Safety Innovations: What's New and What Does It Really Mean?”

Bob Whitaker, PhD, chief science officer of PMA and chair of the CPS Technical Committee, will moderate the session.

"We are honored to have been selected by PMA to help showcase the hard work being undertaken in the areas of food safety research and application," said Fernandez‐Fenaroli. "We’re especially pleased the discussion includes the voices of both scientists describing ongoing research projects and leading grower‐shippers discussing how recent research has impacted their businesses in terms of real‐world application. Also included on the panel will be representatives from U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the California Department of Public Health."

“There has been tremendous progress recently on food safety research, and we want to give industry a preview of the value that CPS’ work is bringing,” said PMA’s Whitaker.

The workshop is scheduled for 9:35 a.m.‐10:50 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 3, in Room 212A at the Anaheim Convention Center. It is one of four sessions at this year’s Fresh Summit dedicated to food safety. Fresh Summit registration is required to attend; for more information visit

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