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2020 Fresh Cut Group Photo

The 2020 Fresh Cut Products: Maintaining Quality & Safety Workshop was offered through Zoom this year over five 3-hour, live weekly sessions. The course was a great success, attracting 60+ participants and we all learned a lot. We hope you will join one of our courses in the future!

The Postharvest Technology Center strives to be a robust and responsive resource. Continued development of our workshop-based trainings and free access to our website and Produce Facts Apps are made financially possible by the UC Postharvest Program Endowment Fund through the generous support of friends like you. Please consider making a contribution and/or encouraging your organization to make a tax deductible contribution. Your support is crucial if we are to maintain our core services and continue to build out solutions-based research capacity in the coming years.

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How is the fresh produce industry adjusting to the public health crisis?

Kristin Kiesel presented a webinar sponsored by the UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Science on September 9, 2020 titled “How is the fresh produce industry adjusting to the public health crisis?

Kristin Kiesel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis and a member of the Postharvest Technology Center.



How Should I Protect Myself from Coronavirus in a Grocery Store?

This story by Erin DiCaprio, assistant Cooperative Extension specialist of food safety in the Department of Food Science and Technology will address the following questions:

  • Can I touch the tomatoes?
  • Do I need to sanitize my food when I get home?
  • Should I wear gloves in the grocery store?


COVID-19 Food Safety

Postharvest Technology Center Specialist Erin DiCaprio, with the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis, has prepared an important fact sheet What do food handlers need to know about coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the associated virus, SARS-CoV-2? that answers the following questions:

      1. Is there potential for the virus to be transmitted through food?
      2. What can food handlers do?
      3. What can food business owners/managers do?
Erin DiCaprio



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