(Aug. 16) Registrations are nearing the limit for the 12th Annual Fresh-cut Produce Workshop, Sept. 25-27 at the University of California-Davis.

The workshop, at the university’s Postharvest Technology Research & Information Center, is open to 50 participants, said program coordinator Mary Reed. Thirty-five registrations had been confirmed by Aug. 15, she said, and there were a few others who had notified Reed of their intention to attend.

“People are coming from around the world,” Reed said.

The workshop is designed for food scientists, food engineers, quality assurance personnel and new product development employees, Reed said. It focuses on food safety as it relates to packaging, modified atmospheres, physiology, temperature management, product preparation and evaluating the quality of produce before it reaches the packing line, she said.

Those wishing to attend may register for the workshop at the Postharvest Technology Research & Information Center Website at http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu.