New report helps produce industry understand and implement latest food safety research

The Produce Marketing Association and Western Growers released a report summarizing new food safety research presented at the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) Research Symposium on June 27, 2012. The report is designed to help produce industry members understand and apply the latest food safety research to their day-to-day operations. It covers CPS-funded projects in four areas: Good Agricultural Practices: Buffer Zones and Animal Vectors; Good Agricultural Practices: Irrigation Water Quality; Good Agricultural Practices: Inputs, Cultivation and Harvest; and Wash Water and Process Control. Included are an executive summary of key research trends, a review of each project and an interpretation of the results’ implications for growing, harvesting and processing operations. Read the report here.