Events
2007 Tomato Safety Research Needs Workshop (JIFSAN - UF/IFAS) [June 2010 Update]

Date: February 21-22, 2007

Location: FDA Harvey W. Wiley Building, College Park, MD

The Tomato Safety Research Needs Workshop, sponsored by the University of Maryland Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), was held February 21-22, 2007 in College Park, Maryland. The two major goals of the workshop were to prioritize research needed to solve the problem of Salmonella and other human pathogens in tomatoes and to begin the process of developing a platform for on-going communication and coordination. Forty scientists representing academia, government, producers and trade groups participated. This workshop was a follow up to a stakeholder forum on tomato safety organized by Dr. Martha Roberts (Special Assistant to the Director, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) held at the University of Florida in November 2006. Information about the stakeholder forum is available at:research.ifas.ufl.edu/tomato/index.asp

Pre-Meeting Information

Background Information

Results of the Workshop