Monday, August 31, 2009 by Lee Mannering
For the past several weeks, PMA Chief Science Officer Dr. Bob Whitaker has shared insights into building a corporate food safety culture via the Ask Dr. Bob audio blog. In one of his more recent posts, Dr. Whitaker suggests that getting involved – whether at an industry conference, connecting with trade associations, visiting with officials at the local agriculture extension office or university – is one of the best ways to create a “ripple effect” when it comes to food safety knowledge. Obtaining information from these sources can be shaped and molded and implemented in business practices to impact organizational food safety performance.
During PMA’s 2009 Fresh Summit International Convention & Exposition, Dr. Whitaker and PMA Chief Operating Officer Lorna Christie will discuss in greater detail how to create a food safety culture that protects and improves companies’ profitability. This roundtable session will supplement the ideas presented at PMA’s Food Safety Symposia in July and August. To learn more about this and other educational sessions, check out the Fresh Summit schedule, where you can select the sessions you want and add them to your Outlook calendar. If you’ve not yet registered, visit the Fresh Summit registration page soon; the deadline to save by registering online is September 4, 2009.
If you’re unable to join us at Fresh Summit but would like to hear more from Dr. Whitaker, the next PMA Food Safety Symposium will be October 14 in Rochester, New York.