Innovation focus for fresh produce safety

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Gabrielle Easter

BY GABRIELLE EASTER

@gab_produceplus

Innovation focus for fresh produce safety

The Fresh Produce Safety Conference brought together local and international delegates to discuss innovative ways to tackle food safety issues

Innovation focus for fresh produce safety

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Innovation and new technology to improve the management of food safety issues were the focus of this year's Fresh Produce Safety Conference.

Organised by the Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia & New Zealand in partnership with PMA A-NZ, more than 130 delegates attended the conference at the University of Sydney on 10 August.

Keynote speaker Trevor Suslow, extension research specialise at the University of California, told delegates of global technology advances in the food safety area, while Bill Marler addressed foodborne illness litigation using his experience in food safety policy in the US.

Practical solutions on food safety issues, from the sanitation of fresh cut produce to the safe use of animal waste in compost for horticulture were covered, as were the latest technologies to address food fraud.

“The support the conference, and the Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia & New Zealand, have received is testimony to the importance industry places on delivering first class, safe-to-eat fresh produce,’ said Michael Worthington, chairman of the Fresh Produce Safety Centre and CEO of PMA A-NZ.

“We appreciate the generous contributions made by all the speakers, the conference partners and sponsors, and the Centre’s supporters, all of whom helped make this event so valuable and instructive.”

 

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