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Inaugural Symposium Announced

March 9, 2010
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Davis, Calif., March 9, 2010 – The Center for Produce Safety at UC Davis (CPS) today announced it will host a Produce Research Symposium on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of California, Davis.

The daylong event will showcase the results of 11 CPS‐funded research projects. Principal investigators will present their studies then join discussions about the on‐the‐ground implications of the research for producers, distributors, retailers and regulators. The forums will be grouped thematically around three research priorities: survivability of E. coli, testing methods, and vectors (i.e., carriers or transfer agents).

“CPS has gone from concept to reality in the past 18 months,” noted Bruce Taylor, CEO of Taylor Farms, which provided initial funding for the organization. “I think the produce community will be impressed not only by the scientific progress to date, but also the collaborative process CPS has developed to address critical knowledge gaps most efficiently.”

The event is open to the public; attendance will be limited to 400. A $150 registration fee includes all Symposium sessions, breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception in the courtyard and gardens of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. Guided tours of the Mondavi Institute, home to the UC Davis departments of Viticulture and Enology and Food Science and Technology, will be available
during the evening reception.

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