Course Introduction

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Hello, I'm Bob Whitaker, Chief Science Officer of the Produce Marketing Association. I have been involved in produce safety for over 20 years as a scientist, a produce industry executive and as an educator. I have witnessed the evolution of our scientific knowledge on how to improve produce safety and how the industry has both struggled at times and made great strides in developing science and risk- based produce safety programs. In this course, I look forward to sharing my insights gained through real-world experience, to help you improve your understanding of key produce safety practices and elevate your performance as a produce safety professional. Before we get started, I'd like you to hear from my colleague, Afreen Malik. She has collaborated with me on this course, and you'll see both of us throughout the course share our thoughts on key topics.

Course Introduction