Fresh Produce Safety Symposium 2010- September 9th

Fresh Produce Safety Symposium 2010

September 9, 2010 from 9-2:30 PM at the NC State Fair Grounds, Martin Building

Outbreaks of food-borne illness related to contamination of fresh produce by human
pathogens continue to occur. Federal legislation has been proposed that will result
in new rules and regulation for farmers in North Carolina and nationally. There is
considerable debate about the application of these proposed rules.   This symposium
is targeted to growers, industry, academics, policy-makers, regulators, extension agents with the primary focus on the professional recommendations for “Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Handling Practices (GHP)” for fresh produce safety and protection of public health. Speakers will relay the details of fresh produce food safety initiatives and research in their states, adding both regional and national perspectives.

Speakers include members of the NC Fresh Produce Safety Task Force:

Dr. Keith Baldwin

Dr. Benjamin Chapman

Diane Ducharme

Dr. Chris Gunter

Dr. Trevor Phister

And invited speakers:

Dr. Angie Fraser, Associate Professor/Food Safety Education Specialist, Clemson University

Dr. Kathryn Boyd, Clemson University

Dr. Renee Boyer, Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech

Dr. Rob Williams Associate Professor and Department Extension Leader, Virginia Tech

Dr. Michelle Danyluk, Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Dr. Larry Beuchat, Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia

Leanne Skelton- On detail from USDA as: Senior Policy Analyst, Produce Safety Staff Office of Food Safety, CFSAN, FDA

$20 Registration Fee Required.  Registration deadline is September 6th

To register or for more information, contact:

Lisa Gordon

NCSU Dept. of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences

129 Schaub Hall

(919) 515-2956

Funding from NC A&T State University.

Sponsored by: the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,

the North Carolina Fresh Produce Safety Task Force, and NC Cooperative Extension

More information can be found at: NC Fresh Produce Safety Symposium

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