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Eurofins & UC Davis Bring Clarity and Assistance to Produce Industry

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Food manufacturers will find practical solutions for real-world challenges at the upcoming workshop hosted by UC Davis and Eurofins.

Eurofins and UC Davis have teamed up to bring the produce industry an exclusive training on Environmental Monitoring Programs. Attendees will leave the workshop with a reliable action plan based on the combination of Eurofins’ logistical testing expertise and the specialized understanding that UC Davis brings to the table. Three presenters, Dr. Doug Marshall, Dr. Linda J Harris, and Dr. Erin DiCaprio will also offer one-of-a-kind insights as the workshop unfolds.

EMP Training with UC Davis“For many people, especially now, environmental monitoring is a new thing. It’s hard to set up - you need a robust, meaningful, reliable program for it to do its job. You need to do it well in order to be able to rely on the data, to get honest data that is feeding into your food safety program. With recent, well-publicized outbreaks, lack of environmental monitoring programs, or less than ideally functioning monitoring programs, have had a devastating impact on consumers and companies. That’s why we need well-planned and well-managed environmental monitoring programs in place - to deal with these threats up-front. To minimize the human suffering caused by outbreaks and minimize the damage to company reputations.” – Linda Harris, Ph.D., UC Davis

Environmental monitoring programs, when implemented properly, can help prevent food contamination. Faulty programs pose potential risks to consumers, to companies, and the industry’s reputation. This training partnership will help push food safety in the produce industry further, faster, as brands, companies, and employees begin to understand what goes into a properly functioning environmental monitoring program.

“The importance of environmental monitoring has been highlighted through new requirements in regulations and GFSI (SQF, BRC, and FSSC 22000). A great environmental monitoring program continually evolves with the process. Understanding how to use the program as a tool will help sites prevent against cross-contamination and ward off foodborne illness.” – Crista Righi, Senior Operations Manager, Eurofins Training and Consulting

And with a new state-of-the-art lab in Fresno, CA and another lab planned to be announced soon in the Pacific Northwest, Eurofins is well-positioned locally, where it matters most to the produce industry.

Anyone, from companies with an established environmental monitoring program to companies just setting one up, to new employees or tenured employees who want to relearn the best environmental monitoring practices, will benefit from this workshop. This two-day course can help a variety of organizations improve their environmental monitoring procedures, gaining confidence that the program is evaluating and reducing their pathogen contamination risk. UC Davis and Eurofins share the goal of helping the entire supply chain understand and respond to new produce industry rules and regulations to protect consumers, give companies peace of mind, and protect the reputation of the produce industry.

For more information about the workshop, or to register, click here.

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