CPS
About 250 people representing all facets of the produce industry gathered in Orlando, FL, at the Omni ChampionsGate Resort for the Center for Produce Safety's Produce Research Symposium, a daylong event featuring updates on the latest in scientific studies and field research into the best ways to sustain a safe supply of produce. Wegman's Food Markets and the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation's made a $250,000 donation to CPS, the first of its kind from the retail sector, in a check presentation Tuesday morning, June 28. Shown are Produce Marketing Association President Bryan Silbermann; Bill Pool, Wegmans Food Markets' project manager of produce food safety, past CPS Advisory Board member and current member of the CPS Technical Committee; Dave Corsi, Wegmans' vice president of produce and floral operations; Mary Ellen Burris, Wegmans' senior vice president of consumer affairs and CPS Advisory Board member; Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, CPS executive director; Steve Patricio, CPS incoming Advisory Board chairman and president of Westside Produce; and Tim York, CPS outgoing Advisory Board chairman and president of Markon Cooperative. (Photo by Chip Carter)