The Produce Marketing Association is inviting southeastern produce industry leaders to participate in the group’s next food safety symposium, scheduled for April 6 in Orlando, Fla.

PMA schedules Orlando food safety conference

The seminar, at the CHEP USA Innovation Center, is the fourth in a series of PMA food safety conferences that started in 2009.

PMA representatives are scheduled to discuss the latest food safety developments, designed to help participants develop strategies, according to a PMA news release.

“It is time for our industry to think differently about food safety, for the health of our customers, our businesses and our industry alike,” Bob Whitaker, PMA’s chief science and technology officer, said in the release. “These symposia encourage industry executives to understand why food safety is more than a plan on a shelf, the ability to pass an audit or an expense line on a budget. Instead, true food safety requires a new business model to better safeguard public health, as well as your own sustainability.”

The number of participants is limited to 50 and registration information can be found here.