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Chris Koger

Chris Koger, news editor for The Packer, captured these moments during the Center for Produce Safety's 2018 Research Symposium June 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C.

Sessions at the Center for Produce Safety Symposium, which covered issues ranging from irrigation and wash water to numerous research projects on different pathogens, were well attended during the two-day event.

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Chris Koger

Chris Koger, news editor for The Packer, captured these moments during the Center for Produce Safety's 2018 Research Symposium June 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C.

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 her presentation on the difficulties of tracing the source E.coli in leafy greens.

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Chris Koger

Chris Koger, news editor for The Packer, captured these moments during the Center for Produce Safety's 2018 Research Symposium June 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C.

Michelle Green (center), research assistant professor at the University of Illinois, talks about efforts on finding ways to reduce the Pacific tree frog’s intrusion into leafy greens fields with Wesley Roan (left), food safety manager at Lipman Family Farms, and Arturo Velazquez, senior field quality manager at Bonduelle Fresh Americas.

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Chris Koger

Chris Koger, news editor for The Packer, captured these moments during the Center for Produce Safety's 2018 Research Symposium June 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C.

During a break in the sessions at the Center for Produce Safety’s Research Symposium June 19 in Charlotte, N.C., attendees met with researchers to discuss their CPS-funded projects.
 

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Chris Koger

Chris Koger, news editor for The Packer, captured these moments during the Center for Produce Safety's 2018 Research Symposium June 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C.

Nitin Nitin (from left) associate professor at the University of California-Davis, Kang Huang, a post-doctoral scholar at the university, and George Nikolich, vice president of technical operations at Gerawan Farming, discuss Nitin’s work on a Center for Produce Safety study on infusing plastic containers with antimicrobials.
 

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Chris Koger

Chris Koger, news editor for The Packer, captured these moments during the Center for Produce Safety's 2018 Research Symposium June 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C.

Daniel Munther (left), who is using math to find practical chlorine control in produce wash processes at the University of Cleveland talks about his research with Luciana Soler-Smith, director of Quality Assurance at Dole Fresh Vegetables, and Aaron Schneider, director of food safety with Dole Food Co., on June 20.

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Chris Koger

Chris Koger, news editor for The Packer, captured these moments during the Center for Produce Safety's 2018 Research Symposium June 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C.

Michelle Danyluk, associate professor and Extension specialist at the University of Florida, answers questions on keeping mangoes safe throughout the supply chain with Andre Dijk (center) and Marcel Heythuyzen, both of Hessing, a fresh-cut processor based in The Netherlands.

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Chris Koger

Chris Koger, news editor for The Packer, captured these moments during the Center for Produce Safety's 2018 Research Symposium June 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C.

Members of a June 20 panel discuss important topics covered at the symposium. Panel members are Tim York (from left), president of Markon Cooperative; Bob Whitaker, Produce Marketing Association’s chief science and technology officer; Channah Rock, specialist at the University of Arizona-Maricopa Agricultural Center; Vic Smith, CEO of JV Smith Cos.; and Drew McDonald, vice president of quality and food safety for Taylor Farms.

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Chris Koger

Chris Koger, news editor for The Packer, captured these moments during the Center for Produce Safety's 2018 Research Symposium June 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C.

Near the Charlotte City Center Marriott, the location of the CPS Symposium, a farmers market stand sells local blackberries and vegetables, and peaches from South Carolina.

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