Farm-to-table food safety topic of discussion
PULLMAN – Food safety issues – from produce in the field to meals on the table – will be the focus of the next installment of WSU Extension’s “Research that Works for You” Webinar series.
The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at http://breeze.wsu.edu/research_that_works_for_you/.
A multi-disciplinary team of WSU faculty, including Killinger, have partnered with several state organizations to conduct “Good Agricultural Practices” workshops with produce growers for the past two years. Killinger will discuss the outcomes and impacts of that program, along with an overview of research projects being conducted concerning on-farm food safety risks.
At the farm level, she will address the safety issues surrounding the production of fresh fruits and vegetables. “Increasing produce outbreaks have enhanced consumer concerns,” Killinger said.