Kari Irvin, deputy director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network, talks with Cornell University professor Martin Wiedmann after Irvin's presentation on the difficulties of tracing the source E.coli in leafy greens at the Center for Produce Safety's Research Symposium in Charlotte, N.C. ( File Photo )

At the Center for Produce Safety’s annual Research Symposium in Charlotte N.C., the topics ranged from Listeria and Salmonella validation tools, sanitation methods, water testing and more.

But the members of the produce industry, academia and government representatives at the June 19-20 symposium agreed on an important issue: results of the CPS studies need to be seen by the industry at large.

“Attendees also were told we cannot continue with business as usual — we need to put research into practice because our current practices aren’t cutting it anymore,” according to a CPS news release on a web seminar designed to spread research results to more members of the industry.

CPS Research 2018: Putting Research into Practice is set for 1 p.m. Eastern Nov. 15. It’s a 90-minute seminar in which the CPS is joined by leaders from the Produce Marketing Association, United Fresh Produce Association and Western Growers, breaking down key themes from the research, and looking to a way forward on implementing that research.

Space is limited, according to the release. Registration is available online.  

 

 
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