Central Valley Food Safety Committee Event

The Future of Produce Safety:
Of This I am Certain . . .


Dr. Bob Whitaker
Produce Marketing Association


The Central Valley Food Safety Committee, in partnership with the College of the Sequoias Training Resource Center, is kicking off the Summer with a hybrid meeting for food safety professionals and consultants.  This event will be located at the Visalia Convention Center & Live Streamed.


Dr. Bob Whitaker is a speaker and consultant in food safety and technology.  Dr. Whitaker retired from the Produce Marketing Association in 2020 after 12 years as its Chief Science and Technology Officer. Prior to PMA, Dr. Whitaker served for a decade as Vice President of Operations and Food Safety for NewStar Fresh Foods, a grower, shipper, processor in Salinas, CA.  Dr. Whitaker started his career in biotechnology at DNA Plant Technology joining as a post-doctoral scientist and becoming Vice President of Product Development over his 16-year career there, participating in the development of many new fruit and vegetable varieties.

Dates & Time

June 4, 2021

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Fee is PAID FOR by USDA Food Safety grant through the College of the Sequoias Training Resource Center!


This event is hybrid. The in-person portion will take place at the following:

Visalia Convention Center
303 E Acequia Ave
Visalia, CA 93291

The streamed portion will take place on Zoom.

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Please contact us at 559.688.3130 or trainingcenter@cos.edu

Join Waitlist We will inform you when this class is ready to accept registrations. Meanwhile, we'll save you a spot! The Training Resource Center is currently waiting to hear whether two food safety grants are approved, which will determine the price of the class. Please note that eligibility requirements may be put in place. Please leave your valid email address below.