Pace International Presents Exciting Industry Research
Jun. 05, 2018
WAPATO, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 5, 2018--Pace International, a leader in sustainable postharvest solutions recently hosted its half-day Postharvest Academy in Cle Elum, WA at the Suncadia Lodge. Every spring, Pace's Academy explores game changing ideas and presents some of the latest research being conducted in the postharvest segment for the apple, pear, and cherry industries, with this year’s event including two quality-related pre-harvest presentations. "We bring in the experts whose cutting-edge research addresses our customers' most pressing packinghouse challenges, with a focus on maintaining fruit quality, freshness and safety," said Rodrigo Cifuentes, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Pace International.
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Over 150 attendees were in attendance during this years' Pace International 8th Annual Postharvest Academy at Suncadia Lodge. (Photo: Business Wire)
Pace International ’s line up of speakers this year included seven industry experts presenting on a wide-range of topics from market expectations, presented by Dr. Desmond O’Rourke, Belrose Inc. to managing fruit disorders with decay control, covered by Dr. James Mattheis, USDA and Dr. Richard Kim, Pace International. Food safety management was also presented, with a focus on efficacy of water sanitizers and Peroxyacetic acid in apple packing processes, presented by Dr. Meijun Zhu, WSU, and a proactive defense strategy by Dr. Trevor Suslow, UC Davis, who are both researchers on the food safety project, “Assessment of Apple Packing for Listeria Risk” funded by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS), which the WTFRC is a partner in research with. A few academy highlights included:
Pace International ’s 8 th Annual Postharvest Academy attracted a record-breaking attendance of over 150 industry leaders and professionals from various countries around the world, including the USA, Canada, Chile, and France. "Our next scheduled Postharvest Academy will be in October 2018 in Chile. We hosted our first Postharvest Academy in Chile last year and had over 100 attendees. We plan to continue hosting Pace’s Academy into markets where we have a presence. Our goal is to share the latest trends, practical research and sustainable postharvest technologies with all of our customers," said Cifuentes.
About Pace International:
Pace International, LLC is a subsidiary of Valent BioSciences LLC, a Sumitomo Chemical Company. Pace collaborates with growers, packers and agricultural organizations to develop innovative solutions to enhance, protect, and preserve fruit and vegetable quality and freshness. Pace is the leading provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies, equipment and technical services to maximize efficiencies in packing operations and increase the value of crops being processed. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.paceint.com.
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CONTACT: Pace International, LLC
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA WASHINGTON
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY NATURAL RESOURCES AGRICULTURE RESEARCH SCIENCE
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