As 2018 comes to a close, the PSA team would like to express a heartfelt thanks to all of the produce growers, packers, educators, regulators, industry members, retailers, and others involved in the production of safe, wholesome fruits and vegetables to feed our families. The recent outbreaks associated with fresh produce highlight the importance that we continue to work together collaboratively towards the overall goal of protecting public health. In addition, your efforts help ensure fresh fruits and vegetables remain accessible to our communities and that farm operations are supported in their understanding and implementation of produce safety practices, keeping more farming businesses viable.

We are proud to share that since 2016, the PSA team along with national and international PSA Lead Trainers,Trainers, and Trainers-of-Trainers, have provided education to over 27,000 PSA Grower Training attendees and more than 2,000 PSA Train-the-Trainer attendees. Although there has been significant outreach effort in the past two years, there is still much work to be done. We appreciate your dedication to produce safety and look forward to continuing to provide science-based education, outreach, and technical assistance in 2019.