The Center for Produce Safety Advisory Board has added four new board members.

The center focuses on providing the produce industry and government with open access to actionable information to enhance the safety of produce, according to a news release.

The new members are:

  • CPS adds four members to advisory boardJim Lemke; senior vice president of sourcing at C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.;
  • Jennifer Biringer, South Coast project director of The Nature Conservancy;
  • Christopher Braden, Captain with the U.S. Public Health Service, and director of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and
  • Jorge Hernandez; senior vice president of food safety and quality at U.S. Foods.

“CPS’ strength is the collaboration of industry, government and academia coming together to identify produce food safety knowledge gaps,” said Stephen Patricio, president of Westside Produce and CPS advisory board chairman, in the news release. “We are honored to add these individuals to our board. They bring a broad range of produce food safety knowledge and experience to the center.“