(July 12) ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The International Fresh-cut Produce Association has announced the latest in a series of workshops aimed at increasing knowledge of sanitation practices throughout the supply chain.

The workshops were created by IFPA, along with Western Growers, Irvine Calif., and the Tri-State Consortium, a research initiative consisting of Texas A&M University, the University of Florida and the University of California-Davis.

Funding for the workshops came from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant.

The next workshop is scheduled for Aug. 14 in San Antonio. The one-day event, titled “Sanitation Workshop for Packinghouses, Value-added Harvest and Fresh-cut Operations,” will be at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Texas Produce Association also is sponsoring the event.

Fees for the workshop — including lunch — are $225 for members of IFPA and the Texas Produce Association and $275 for nonmembers.

For more information, visit www.fresh-cuts.org/portals/0/TexasFlyer.pdf. Or call (703) 299-6282.