Dave Corsi Discusses Center for Produce Safety's Research Symposium Pivoting to Online Webinar Series
UNITED STATES - The landscape of fresh produce might look a little different at the moment, but that’s not stopping industry advocates like the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) from doing what it does best. The association recently announced that the 11th Annual CPS Research Symposium is still slated to kick off in June. However, to accommodate today’s climate, CPS will be holding the symposium in a series of five weekly webinars.
"This year's symposium follows our mission; fund research, find solutions, and fuel change. There will be final and progress research reports, special project report on seasonality, and an overview of the facts we know about food safety practices," Dave Corsi, CPS Board Chair and Wegmans VP of Produce and Floral, told ANUK. "The CPS Board and Technical Committee are working hard to assure that participants will be leaving with tools for the continuous improvement of food safety programs throughout the supply chain. "
The first webinar will occur on June 23 at 10 a.m. PDT. Dave Corsi will start the series off alongside Lipman Family Farms’ Suresh DeCosta and a couple of Ph.D. experts, who will discuss a variety of food safety topics.
The following week, on June 30, Taylor Fresh Foods’ Drew McDonald and United Fresh Produce Association’s Jennifer McEntire will keep the informational sessions going. And the fun doesn’t stop there, with the seminars continuing until July 21, 2020—and each boasting a host of produce industry experts, including PMA’s Trevor Suslow, The Oppenheimer Group’s Doug Grant, and more.
Registration for the 2020 CPS Research Symposium series is complementary thanks to the events sponsors—so come one, come all!
For a full schedule of this summer’s CPS Research Symposium, including who’s presenting, when, and on what, click here. And for more information on this year’s virtual CPS Research Symposium, click here.