The Center for Produce Safety plans to offer a Sept. 21 Web seminar on produce washwater.
It’s aimed at small-scale and direct marketing farm operations wanting to install or improve wash systems.
The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Pacific. Registration is online.
It’s being offered in response to recent recalls and outbreaks and to changing risk management expectations, according to a news release. All that has drawn attention to water quality management during pre-shipment washing and cooling.
Trevor Suslow, an extension research specialist at the University of California, Davis, will be the speaker. The center is based at the university. Bob Whitaker, chief science and technology officer at Produce Marketing Association — a sponsor of the session — will moderate.
The plan is to offer plain-language, science-based responses to common questions, and share the experiences of grower peers in designing and managing wash systems.
The seminar will include a question-and-answer segment.