CPS research symposium 2024 feature

May 13, 2024
Center for Produce Safety research symposium presenters announced

The names of scientists who will be presenting at the Center for Produce Safety’s 2024 CPS Research Symposium have been announced.

The event is scheduled for June 18th-19th at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colorado.

New this year, the symposium will report the “State of the Science” on 10 critical produce-safety topics. Those sessions will feature new findings from just-completed CPS research projects.


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“Meet these important produce-safety researchers, and preview the topics they will be discussing with attendees,” according to a news release.

Presenting scientists welcome the opportunity to interact with the industry.

“I’m eager to present our produce safety findings in Denver and discuss the key insights with both industry leaders and academic colleagues,” Valentina Trinetta, of Kansas State University, said in the release. “I’m also excited about the opportunity to explore new projects and innovative ideas in produce safety.”

Participating institutions include University of California, Purdue University, Michigan State University, University of Arizona, Cornell University, Texas A&M, Oregon State University, University of Florida and USDA ARS Beltsville.

Session topics include:

  • Agricultural water management
  • Produce safety and process control
  • Pathogen detection methods
  • Pathogen growth, persistence, and movement on the farm
  • Pathogen persistence and growth on fresh produce
  • Understanding environmental pathogens and their control
  • Animal intrusion and pathogen transfer
  • Emerging use of genomics

Read the agenda here.

The symposium offers education sessions and networking opportunities, benefiting members of the executive suite to the food safety manager and from growers to processors, and is designed to meet industry needs and help industry members grow their produce safety capabilities.

More information is available here.

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