2013 Produce Research Symposium

2013 Produce Research Symposium

President of Wegmans, Colleen Wegman, addresses the audience at the opening of the 2013 Symposium.

Bill Marler, attorney for Marler Clark Food Safety Law Firm, presents at the 2013 Symposium.

Attendees view posters on display during the poster session.

Bob Whitaker, Produce Marketing Association, moderates the general session on day one.

Attendees view posters on display during the poster session.

Panel members Tim York, Markon Cooperative, and Vic Smith, JV Farms, respond to questions about produce safety and the progress of CPS.

CPS Executive Director, Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, addresses audience questions at the 2013 Symposium.

Attendees take notes during the Listeria session.

Channah Rock, University of Arizona.

Courtney Parker, Church Brothers/True Leaf Farms, answers questions alongside panel members during the Listeria session.

Listeria session, day one.

ABC Lab Travel Grant recipients (L-R) Casey Harris, University of Georgia, Angela Valadez, University of Florida, and Zhao Chen, Clemson University.

Panelists Johnny Massa, Comgro Soil Amendments, Inc., Shannon Kyle, Torrey Farms, and Samir Assar, USFDA, contribute during Session I on Composts and Ag Practices/Pathogen Survival.

(L-R) Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, CPS, Bryan Silbermann, PMA, Mary Ellen Burris, Wegmans, Danny Wegman, Wegmans, Nicole Wegman, Wegmans, and Dave Corsi, Wegmans.

Ines Hanrahan, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission and Karen Killinger, Washington State University, view posters on display.

Nicole Wegman, Senior Vice President of Wine and Perishable Merchandising at Wegmans, opens Session III on Pathogen Transference.

Danny Wegman, CEO of Wegmans, introduces Session III on Pathogen Transference.

Chair of the CPS Board of Directors, Stephen Patricio of Westside Produce, introduces the final session of the Symposium.

Kim Snyder, Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.

Carter McEntire and Tom Lovelace, both with McEntire Produce.

Thank you to all who helped make the 2013 Produce Research Symposium a success!