March 25-26, 2014
Offered by USDA-APHIS and Chapman University
The fourth annual “Opportunities in Phytosanitary Irradiation for Fresh Produce Workshop” took place March 25-26, 2014 at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Over the past four years Chapman University has partnered with US produce industries and USDA APHIS PPQ to conduct quality studies on a variety of fresh fruit. This project is funded by a USDA FAS Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Grant and is designed specifically to assist in developing export markets for US commodities.
The meeting included:
- Presentation of APHIS trade initiatives
- Trade potential for irradiated produce
- Results of research on quality of fruit and effects on invasive species
- Grocery industry success stories
To ensure an optimal learning environment the course enrollment was capped at 50 participants.