Listeria Control Workshop draws national support and speakers
in effort to increase food safety, prevent outbreaks
Northwest Food Processors Association and the Alliance for Listeriosis Prevention combine forces to help food, beverage and agriculture companies control spread of bacteria
March 15, 2016. Portland OR – In a recent survey of agricultural, food and beverage businesses, the most frequent answer to the question, “What keeps you awake at night?” was food safety and pathogen issues. In response, the Northwest Food Processors Association, along with the Alliance for Listeriosis Prevention, is hosting a Pacific Northwest Listeria Control Workshop, May 2-3, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.
Topics will cover environmental monitoring programs, sampling protocols, equipment challenges, troubleshooting and crisis preparedness. Among the presenters are Dr. Mickey Parish, senior advisor of the Federal Drug Administration; Donna Garren, vice president of regulatory and technical affairs, American Frozen Foods Institute; Dr. John Butts, president, Food Safety and Design; Kate Woods, vice president of the Northwest Horticulture Council; and Dr. Dave Gombas, vice president of technical services, United Fresh Produce Association.