The convergence of modern technology with the produce and floral industries is an inescapable reality. Listen as Dr. Bob Whitaker, PMA's Chief Science and Technology Officer, offers his thoughts on both the short- and long-term implications technology will have on the global produce and floral industries. Will we reach a point in our regular business operations where there are more automated processes than hands-on human execution? What does this mean for our labor forces? How does this change the landscape of our industry and what do we do we need to do to make sure we're not left behind? You'll also hear Dr. Bob's expert forecast for the future of the industry supported by excerpts from The State of the Industry session, delivered by PMA CEO Cathy Burns, at Fresh Summit 2017.
'Bringing together the global produce and floral community to grow a healthier world' is the refreshed mission of the Produce Marketing Association. In this episode you'll also listen to Jin Ju Wilder, Director of Marketing at LA & SF Specialty, and now Chair of the PMA Board of Directors, as she touches on some other high-level concepts emanating from the new PMA strategic plan.
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A unique opportunity in Africa to engage with local and global retailers and suppliers across the fresh produce and floral supply chain, PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa prepare you for the growing global demand for fresh produce and floral products. Networking with 500+ attendees — including supply chain executives, industry experts and fellow leaders from the region and beyond.
Honourable Nhlanhla Nene was also in attendance.
Continuing our discussion of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs proposed rule, in this podcast we examine:
-Why the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs proposed rule so important to the fresh produce industry
-Control of hazards
-Modified requirements and exemptions
-Compliance and effective dates
On the morning of Thursday, June 26, 2014, more than 60 fresh produce leaders gathered in Newport Beach, California, to hear PMA's food safety experts, Dr. Bob Whitaker and Dr. Jim Gorny, present the key takeaways from the previous two days' Produce Research Symposium, presented by the Center for Produce Safety.
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Join Dr. Bob Whitaker, PMA Chief Science & Technology Officer, and Dr. Jim Gorny, PMA Vice President of Food Safety & Technology, as they distill the latest food safety research presented at the 2014 Center for Produce Safety (CPS) Research Symposium into actionable tactics that you can apply today in your business to prevent the disastrous ramifications of a food safety crisis.