Produce Safety Immersion Program

Empower Tomorrow's Produce Safety Leaders

Join our 6-month program to build technical skills, critical thinking and leadership for a safer food future.  

Ready to shape the industry? 

The program, which begins in late April, is comprised of webinars, two in-person trips -- The Washington Conference June 10-12 and The Global Produce & Floral Show October 17-19, virtual seminars, peer connections, and an ongoing mentorship program.

We focus on developing early-to-mid career professionals with less than five years’ experience in produce safety. This exclusive program is limited to 20 participants, and the deadline for applications was April 5.

The cost to participate in the program is $5,995 per person and includes registration and hotel accommodations for The Washington Conference and The Global Show, as well as participation in 10 virtual sessions.

Who Should Participate in The Produce Safety Immersion Program?

Candidates early in their produce safety careers, food safety professionals moving from other food sectors into produce, and members of the produce industry who have recently taken on a food safety role, are encouraged to participate. Participants must be members of the International Fresh Produce Association.

Participant Expectations 2024

Who Should Mentor?

Three to four highly-skilled produce safety professionals will serve as mentors to the program fellows and will accompany them at each meeting over the course of the year.

Mentor Expectations 2024

"There is no other comparable program that focuses on the unique challenges of produce food safety - and includes soft skill development."

Cheryl Enlow

Produce Safety Immersion Mentor and Past-Chair of the Food Safety Council


Sponsored by


Interested in participating or mentoring?

Alison Saltzmann

Food Safety Support Coordinator


Interested in sponsoring this program?

Robyn Florio

Robyn Florio

Sales and Engagement Manager

Member Engagement & Business Development