WRCEFS Annual Meeting
The Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety (WRCEFS) hosted its 7th Annual Meeting in Prosser, Washington on May 3-4, 2023. During the two day in-person meeting, 57 attendees had the opportunity to hear updates from WRCEFS members and FSOP grant awardees in the Western Region, USDA, FDA, PSA, FSPCA, IFAI, NFU, sister Regional Centers and the Lead Regional Coordination Center. Updates on the peer review process for add-ons and evaluations were shared. The group also learned about several regional topics of interest, including produce safety and the food traceability rule, food safety and onion research, Washington tree fruit industry research highlights and current challenges, and FDA inspectional observations. Prior to the Annual Meeting, a pre-meeting workshop was held on May 2, 2023. The 17 workshop attendees started off the day with a tour of a local onion packinghouse and transitioned into post harvest agricultural water lab activities in the afternoon.
Meeting highlights will be shared in the coming months!
Image credit: Cathy Blood, 2023
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