The event, scheduled for 4 p.m. EST, will be a follow-up to an invitation-only meeting on cantaloupe food safety issues Jan. 11, hosted by the Center for Produce Safety.
The Jan. 12 news conference will cover cantaloupe food safety guidance, standards and technologies and will include Stephen Patricio, president of Westside Produce, Firebaugh, Calif., and chair of the Center for Produce Safety Advisory Board, Bob Whitaker, chief science and technology officer for Newark, Del.-based PMA and chair of the Center for Produce Safety Technical Committee, and Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, executive director of the Center for Produce Safety.
Patricio is also chairman of the Dinuba-based California Cantaloupe Advisory Board.
Registration, available online, is required.
Note on correction: The article originally failed to specify the conference is intended for members of the press.