FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2016

Contact: Jay Singh
805-756-2129; jasingh@calpoly.edu

Cal Poly Packaging Program to Host Fresh Produce Packaging Seminar May 16-18

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Packaging Program faculty will host freshPACKmoves, an educational seminar focused on fresh produce packaging, May 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, Calif.

The event will share insights on packaging innovation, food safety and traceability, sustainable packaging solutions, and cold-chain logistics for fresh perishables.  

The seminar will feature several industry speakers, including keynote presentations from the leaders of Sun World International, The Packer and Peterson Insights Inc. Also scheduled are expert panels and interactive discussions on branding innovations and trends in produce packaging safety, technology and ecommerce. On the seminar’s last day, attendees will take a field tour of California Giant Berry Farms and Tanimura & Antle in Salinas, Calif. to survey the complete supply chain from grower, to packer, to shipper.

“Designed to expand the knowledge base of participants with access to first-hand intelligence, data-driven research, and top-notch speakers, this seminar has the scope to positively impact decision-making and to boost the careers of participants,” said Cal Poly’s Packaging Program Director Jay Singh.

Now in its third year, freshPACKmoves is particularly suited to professionals responsible for translating perishable quality initiatives into packaging, supply chain, logistics and food safety solutions for their companies. Content will be geared toward product development directors, regulators, industry suppliers, transportation directors and operations managers.

For more information and registration, visit http://www.freshpackmoves.com.  

About Cal Poly’s Packaging Program:
Cal Poly’s Packaging Program is part of the Orfalea College of Business. As the only program of its kind in a business school, it combines the full continuum of packaging design, development and testing with supply chain logistics and business strategy. Its curriculum is rooted in applied research and the university’s Learn by Doing philosophy. It serves leading companies in agriculture, retail, technology and manufacturing with top talent.
  
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