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JANUARY 20, 2021

Traceability and Produce Safety Plans

In this talk, Dr. Jennifer McEntire, Vice President of Food Safety and Technology at United Fresh Produce Association, discusses the proposed rule for Food Traceability. She covers components of the proposed rule, how it could affect produce operations of all sizes, and how produce growers can submit a public comment to the FDA regarding the proposed regulation.

 

Viewers will also hear from Michigan Produce Safety Technicians Jordan DeVries and Michelle Jacokes on the nuts and bolts of a traceability program, as well as how to get started in developing a Produce Safety Plan.

MARCH 18, 2021

Biofilms – Here's How to Avoid Them!

In this talk, Dr. Laura K. Strawn, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Virginia Tech, gives an overview of biofilms, what they are, and why we should care about them. Later, Jordan DeVries, Produce Safety Technician, goes over different products that can be used to help combat biofilms. 

APRIL 6, 2021

Wildlife Co-Management

In the third Produce Safety Tech Talk of the season, Dr. David Drake discusses how to identify wildlife activity, how to develop a wildlife damage management plan, and how to minimize the overall damage due to wildlife on your produce fields.