On Sep. 8 at 2 p.m. EDT, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), United Fresh, and Western Growers (WGA) are revisiting selected research presentations from the 2020 Center for Produce Safety Virtual Research Symposium. The webinar is titled CPS Research Symposium Review: Bringing Executive Summaries to Life.

This year’s symposium provided broad glimpses of knowledge gained and in-progress awareness of its sponsored research to its largest and most geographically broad stakeholder audience yet.

Sometimes, however,  it’s not clear whether this new knowledge represents solutions that are ready for adoption. How close are these adaptations? And what needs to happen next? What sectors should be prepared for subtle shifts in practices or policies and which project outcomes are fueling significant game-changing expectations?  PMA, United Fresh, and WGA are revisiting selected research presentations to try to answer some of these questions.

Presenters will focus on those outcomes which improve the ability to identify, assess, and reduce or manage risk. They will look at discussions, opinions, and interpretive suggestions that bring to life highlights from the sessions and solicited stakeholder input on research priorities for future Center for Produce Safety funding.


  • Trevor Suslow, Vice President, Produce Safety Produce Marketing Association
  • De Ann Davis, Senior Vice President, Science Western Growers
  • Jennifer McEntire, Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Technology, United Fresh Produce Association

To register for the CPS Research Symposium Review: Bringing Executive Summaries to Life, visit this page.

Or for those who missed this year’s symposium, the CPS has uploaded recordings on all of the sessions. They can be viewed here.

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