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Research Needs and Funding Opportunities in the Area of Produce Safety

This webcast will discuss research needs of both readily applicable techniques and solving long-term problems, as well as funding opportunities in the area of produce safety.

Fresh fruits and vegetables have increasing become responsible for outbreaks of foodborne illness. For example, between 1996 and 2008, there were at least 82 foodborne outbreaks associated with fresh fruits and vegetables, and these outbreaks resulted in more than 10,000 illnesses and several deaths.

Clearly, there is an acute need to develop effective solutions and strategies to reduce the outbreaks of foodborne disease related to the production of fresh produce. This webcast will provide updates on research needs in the area of produce safety and help researchers prepare research proposals.

Webcast Objectives:

Intended Audience(s): Product Developers, Company Management, Sales & Marketing Personnel, Plant Production Personnel, Quality Assurance Managers and Supervisors, Food Safety Specialists, Product manufacturers, Research Staff, Regulators, Academics, Students
Learning Level(s): Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Non-Member Registration Fee: 145
Member Registration Fee: 95
Student Registration Fee: 95
Presentation Date: 05/26/10 12:00 PM
Duration: 5 hours


Dr Xuetong Fan
Research Food Technologist
USDA-ARS-Eastern Reg Res Ctr

Elizabeth Berdis
Plant Manager

Damanna R Rao
National Program Leader

Michael Mahovic


Bonnie Fernandez

Center For Produce Safety, UC Davis