Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by Lee Mannering
If you missed the food safety workshop held during last month’s PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo in Monterey, California, you can get caught up on the content presented during this session by visiting the PMA website, which includes video segments of PMA Chief Science & Technology Officer Dr. Bob Whitaker discussing the Food Safety Modernization Act implementation timeline, the implications of big data, and more.
Building on the momentum of the Monterey workshop, PMA is offering a series of food safety-focused sessions during our Fresh Summit 2014 Convention & Expo, October 17-19 in Anaheim, California. Here’s a quick look at what’s available for the science and technology community:
- Changing the Future of Produce Safety. This session, featuring PMA Vice President of Food Safety and Technology Dr. Jim Gorny will highlight recent research findings conducted at the Center for Produce Safety and their business implications. In addition, a panel of produce business experts will address questions from the audience on critical topics in produce food safety, and share with you the newest technical information to help you make informed, actionable business decisions for your company.
- Putting Predictive Modeling to Work for You. Predictive Modeling/predictive analytics is the type of data mining that forecasts probabilities and trends, and this session will give you clarity about how to use your data by examining companies that have created models that drive increased sales, quality and efficiency.
- Embracing Disruptive Technology. In this session, Dr. Bob Whitaker and a panel of experts will provide insight into the disruptive technologies that are emerging and provide insights into how these technologies will affect the produce industry and how you can leverage them to transform your business into one that is poised to meet the future demand for food.
To learn more about Fresh Summit 2014, including how to register, visit the PMA website. Please note that early registration rates will apply until September 12.