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13th Annual Western Food Safety Summit - 2018

May 9, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


Food Safety Throughout the Supply Chain  

8:00am-5:00pm Hartnell College Main Campus

7:30-8:00am: Check-in and Continental Breakfast

411 Central Ave, Salinas, CA 93901

To register go to



Hartnell College - Main Campus

Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theater, Building K

411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901


Questions: Contact Rosie Armstrong at
(831) 759-6050 or
Keynote Speakers (8:10-9:10am)
  • Kurt Gollnick, Senior Vice President/Chief Operational Officer, Scheid Family Wines and
  • Sonia E. Salas, Director of Science and Technology, Western Growers
Topics for 2018 Summit:
  • Welcome, Dr. Willard Clark Lewallen, Hartnell College President and Overview for the Day, Bob Mills, Misionero
  • Keynote Presentations
  • FDA Updates to Produce Safety Rule & Compliance and Enforcement, Cindy W. Lewis, FDA & Steve Patton, CDFA               
  • What has Changed in Food Safety Over the Years, Brian Zomorodi, Apio, Inc.
  • Field to Fork Temperature Challenges, Barry A. Eisenberg, Ph.D., Miles Chemical Company, Inc.
  • Lunch, Networking & Lunchtime Sessions:  FSVP & Monterey County Crop Report, Henry Gonzales Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner
  • Produce Safety Rule, Clarisa Molina, Primus Auditing Ops & Serka Solutions, LLC
  • Water Sustainability and its Role in Food Safety, Abby Taylor-Silva, Grower Shipper Assn. of Central California
  • Adequate Curing, Johnny Massa, Comgro Soil Amendment
  • Listeria Prevention, Justin Kerr, Factor IV Solutions, LLC
  • Get the Paper Out of the Field, Patrick Zelaya, HeavyConnect, Inc.