Hartnell presents the 13th Western Food Safety Summit in May!

Publish Date: 
Apr 12, 2018

Hartnell College presents the 13th Western Food Safety Summit

Registration Now Open!


SALINAS, Calif. - The Agricultural Business and Technology Institute of Hartnell College is excited to host the 13th Western Food Safety Summit on the Main Campus on May 9, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 411 Central Avenue (Building K), Salinas, CA

This year’s theme will focus on Food Safety Throughout the Supply Chain, with special keynote speakers including Kurt Gollnick, Vice President/Chief Operational Officer of Scheid Family Wines and Sonia Salas, Director of Science and Technology of Western Growers.

Complementing our keynote speakers will be dynamic presentations from leaders on the topics of: field to fork transportation issues; adequate curing; listeria: what can you do to prevent it; produce safety rule; foreign supplier verification programs; water sustainability and its role in food safety; what has changed in food safety over the years; U.S. FDA and state of the industry; get the paper out of the field; and poster sessions.

The Western Food Safety Summit brings together all levels of the agricultural workforce and support services to California’s Central Coast for a day of intensive training on the most current issues and concerns for fresh fruits and vegetables but also will allow you opportunities for networking.

Tickets are $200 per person and are now on sale at https://give.hartnell.edu/register; ticket includes breakfast, lunch and course materials.

For media inquiries the day of the event, you may contact Rosie Armstrong at 831-759-6050 or rarmstrong@hartnell.edu or Cristina Westfall, Hartnell College Foundation at 831-755-6810 orcwestfall@hartnell.edu.

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides associate degree and certificate programs, workforce-training, courses in basic skills, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world-class education for STEM, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities/social sciences, nursing/healthcare, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the 2015 Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science bachelor’s degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.                                                      ###