Food Safety



PMA was a founder of the Center for Produce Safety in 2007 and has invested over $3M to support produce food safety research efforts. PMA believes that industry food safety practices must be based on science and that targeted research efforts are only possible when the industry works in partnership with the world's top researchers and government regulatory agencies. The PMA team assists members in translating complex scientific issues into practical concepts and practices that can be integrated into individual food safety programs.

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Capital Building


PMA's food safety, science and technology team works on behalf of our members to inform legislators and regulators of critical industry issues, educate key policy influencers and shape regulations, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010. The team works with our members through the PMA Science and Technology Committee of industry volunteers to gather expert opinion and vet positions.

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Fresh Connections Retail

Fresh Connections: Food Safety Highlights

Preventing illness, loss of life, lost sales, costs incurred due to food recalls, diminished brand image and equity… these are just a few of the critical reasons why PMA’s Fresh Connections: Food Safety Highlights is a must-attend event.

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Dr. Bob Whitaker

Dr. Bob Whitaker

Chief Science & Technology Officer

+1 (302) 607-2194

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Jim Gorny

Dr. Jim Gorny

VP, Food Safety & Technology

+1 (302) 607-2197

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Johnna Hepner

Johnna Hepner

Director of Food Safety and Technology

+1 (302) 607-2193

Email Johnna