Sanitizers, surface treatments, technology, viruses, ag water, packing sheds and Cyclospora are just a few of the topics at this year’s Center for Produce Safety Research Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for June 21-22, 2022 in San Diego, CA.

Thirty-two scientists are going to share the results of their fresh produce food safety research. They have investigated some of industry’s burning produce safety questions, and now welcome input on their findings from attendees. Officials with CPS say that wherever your interests lie across the produce supply chain, there are findings of importance for you.

Some of the agenda’s highlights:

Industry’s Turn: Apply CPS Research Learnings to Your Business
This year’s Symposium will feature daily small group, deep-dive discussions to engage industry attendees about CPS research findings: What they mean to you, and how to apply what you’ve learned to your business?

Wrap Up Each Day With Key Learnings
Industry leaders will share research takeaways at the end of each day.

Special session: What can we learn from the airline industry? 
As the U.S. airline industry’s fatality rate has been driven down to an astonishing 1:120 million departures, modern U.S. air travelers are benefiting from more than a decade of improved safety. How did this happen? Tim York, CEO of California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, sits down with Randy Babbitt, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration from 2009 to 2011, to gain insight into the airline industry’s incredible safety success. Then an industry panel discusses what the fresh produce food safety community can learn from the airline and other industries.

The full agenda can be found here.

A full list of funded research through 2021 can be found here

Registration is still open for the 2022 Center for Produce Safety Research Symposium to be held at the Hyatt Regency at La Jolla, in San Diego, CA. 

Registration options for May 1 – June 15 (prices raise after June 15):

  • Industry — 700$
  • Academia — 650$
  • Government — 650$

Those interested can register here.

About CPS
The Center for Produce Safety is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. CPS is a collaborative partnership that leverages the combined expertise of industry, government and the scientific and academic communities to focus on providing research needed to continually enhance food safety. This level of collaboration allows CPS to fill the knowledge gaps on produce food safety and address both research priorities and immediate industry needs.

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