Posts from the "Events" category


AU/US: Current issues in microbial contamination of horticultural produce

20 March 2015
Dr Trevor Suslow, from UC Davis, and Board member of the Center for Produce Safety, presented a seminar on current issues in microbial contamination of horticultural produce at the University of Sydney on Friday 20 March at 11.00am

A recording of the seminar is available for viewing using Adobe Connect.

Trevor has a PhD from UC Berkley and currently is an extension specialist in postharvest pathology and microbiology of perishable horticultural commodities and lightly-processed (fresh-cut) vegetables, the role of environmental and crop production practices on postharvest quality and safety of edible horticultural crops, microbial safety and disinfection of preharvest and postharvest water, and biologically-mediated controls of postharvest diseases and pathogens of human food safety concern.

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GS1 Recallnet: Half-day Information & Training Sessions

19 November 2014
GS1 Australia is hosting free information and optional training sessions on product recall using GS1 Recallnet. GS1 Recallnet is a secure, online portal used to streamline the recall and notification process.

The Melbourne event will focus on the Primary Grower / Producer and the challenges that a recall event brings to this sector.

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Working in Food? How to Prepare and Smash Your Next Site Audit!

19 September 2014
Exemplar Global: This free webinar is a must for Quality Managers working within the food sector. This short informative webinar with food consultant Dijana Green will make your next Food Audit the best to date.

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2014 CPS Symposium Key Learnings: 10 Lessons Learned

18 September 2014
Dr Bob Whitaker & Dr Jim Gorny from the Produce Marketing Association have provided a summary of 10 key lessons from the 2014 US Centre for Produce Safety (CPS) fifth annual reseach symposium.

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Fresh Produce Safety Conference scores top marks with delegates

21 August 2014
The Fresh Produce Safety Centre’s feedback survey from the Fresh Produce Safety Conference on 11 August 2014 indicated that the conference was relevant, useful and an excellent networking opportunity. Specifically, 94% of the 67 respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that the conference was relevant to their work, while 97% agreed or strongly agreed that the conference presentations were relevant or useful.

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Busting Food Furphies – Solving Food Safety Myths in National Food Science Week

18 August 2014
NSW Food Authority: The scientists of the NSW Food Authority are throwing on their lab coats [this] week in celebration of National Science Week 2014 (16 – 24 August), a time to focus the microscope on the important role that science plays in food safety and protecting people from food poisoning.

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Fresh Produce Safety Centre Limited launched

27 May 2014
The Fresh Produce Safety Centre Limited officially opened its doors for business today.

The first meeting of the Fresh Produce Safety Centre’s Board of Directors occurred this morning, following registration of the new company limited by guarantee with ASIC yesterday.

The Centre is being hosted by the University of Sydney under a project with the Produce Marketing Association of Australia and New Zealand (PMA A-NZ).

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Moving forward with Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN) and GS1 DataBar

2 May 2014
Significant changes to how fresh produce businesses manage product identification and traceability are just around the corner. PMA A-NZ will be co-hosting a Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN) Databar Workshop with GS1 Australia, with the objective of furthering the adoption of GTIN and GS1 Databar in Australia.

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GS1 Workshop Outcomes, November 2013

Thirty-five delegates representing retailers, grower-packers, wholesalers and service providers attended the recent PMA A-NZ/GS1 DataBar Workshop in Sydney on the 25th November 2013.

Titled “Moving forward with Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN) and GS1 DataBar”, the purpose of the Workshop was to develop a roadmap for the implementation of a more effective product identification and traceability system for fresh produce sold as loose or in bulk (i.e. unpackaged).

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REGISTER NOW: GS1 Workshop – 25 November 2013, Sydney Markets

PMA A-NZ will be co-hosting this workshop with GS1 Australia, with the objective of furthering the adoption of GTIN and GS1 Databar in Australia. This is a must-attend event for retailers, suppliers and supply chain companies.

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