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As the Produce Marketing Association's vice president of food safety Trevor Suslow works with members and other industry, coalitions, regulators and the food safety community to educate and advocate for a risk- and science-based approach to produce safety. Suslow works with researchers to facilitate produce safety research that can be translated into industry best practices, including representing PMA on Center for Produce Safety’s (CPS) Technical Committee, on which he has served since its inception.

Previously, as a cooperative extension specialist in the Department of Vegetable Crops, Trevor Suslow's research and extension program centered on studying the effects of microflora on the postharvest quality of perishable produce. His research program is in the following three broad areas of postharvest pathology: (1) Integrated systems for the control of postharvest decay and spoilage microbes in whole produce and in fresh-cut applications, (2) Integrating basic and practical applications of cultural, genetic, and energetic technologies to achieve and maintain postharvest quality through transportation and distribution. (3) Developing diagnostic tools and methods that are predictive of predisposition to loss of postharvest quality or spoilage.