Western Growers Appoints Joelle Mosso as Associate Vice President, Science Programs; De Ann Davis Comments



Western Growers Appoints Joelle Mosso as Associate Vice President, Science Programs; De Ann Davis Comments


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IRVINE, CA - Who is the latest industry leader stepping in to drive growth for Western Growers and its members? Keep reading and find out!

Joelle Mosso, Associate Vice President, Science Programs, Western GrowersThe organization recently pulled back the curtains on its hiring of Joelle Mosso, who is taking on the role of Associate Vice President, Science Programs. Mosso will now be responsible for risk assessment and developing practical and innovative food safety solutions for WG members, a press release explained.

Mosso comes to Western Growers’ leadership ring from the Organic Trade Association (OTA). Under the OTA, she served as Senior Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, where she led the association’s efforts on science-related issues and regulatory topics.

Western Growers recently announced the hiring of Joelle Mosso, who is taking on the role of Associate Vice President, Science Programs

Prior to her time with OTA, Mosso served as Chief Scientific Officer for the Eurofins Produce segment, collaborating directly with food testing laboratories and the produce industry to meet testing and food safety challenges and requirements. The experienced leader also previously held food safety and business leadership roles at Earthbound Farm and Olam Spice & Vegetable Ingredients.

De Ann Davis, Senior Vice President of Science, Western Growers“We are delighted to welcome Joelle as the Associate VP of our Science Programs,” commented Western Growers Senior Vice President of Science De Ann Davis. “Her extensive experience and unwavering passion as a scientist bring an invaluable perspective to the Science team, positioning both our members and the agricultural industry at large to continue their forward thinking on matters of food safety.”

Mosso holds a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Maryland, with Honors in Cell and Molecular Biology. She completed her M.S. in Food Science at the University of California, Davis, where she studied pathogenic food microbiology and built Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessments (QMRAs).

Cheers to this talented industry expert for taking on a critical new role in the world of fresh produce!

Western Growers



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