Lauretta Johnson

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How much Time Do You Spend Cooking?

Posted by Lauretta Johnson on May 17, 2016 12:50:50 PM

I recently attended the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) Science Forum in Washington, DC. This was my fourth time attending and find it to be one of the most educational meetings. What makes this meeting unique is the commitment and open mindedness to new concepts, technologies, and strategies that will keep driving the industry forward through the next decades.

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An ounce of prevention: Understanding the FSMA produce safety rule and how pathogens get into produce

Posted by Lauretta Johnson on Oct 20, 2015 9:47:00 AM

For the past several years, I have had the pleasure of working with the produce industry. Every year, I am amazed by the innovation that happens--from new varieties of kale to new colors of potatoes and carrots and what about the packing improvements--it’s a constant effort to provide creative new products for consumers. Produce and often raw produce are playing an ever more important role as people try to eat more healthy food...and with that, there is more focus on food safety.  

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