Gretchen Wall, M.S. Director, Food Safety & Quality International Fresh Produce Association
Gretchen is the Director of Food Safety and Quality at the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) which was created from the transformation of the legacy associations Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh). She supports IFPA members and industry stakeholders by providing technical support, educational opportunities, and science-based information on all aspects of produce safety and quality from farm to fork.
Gretchen’s background in food science and food safety enables her to assist a wide variety of food producers as they navigate complex regulatory requirements and market demands. Her background in education and extension at Cornell University’s Produce Safety Alliance allows her to guide growers and packers toward practical and achievable food safety outcomes, foster long-term business viability, and work towards achieving public health goals.
Gretchen earned her M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Food Science and Safety at Colorado State University and her B.S. in Food Science at The Pennsylvania State University. She is the current Chair of the International Association of Food Protection’s (IAFP) Fruit and Vegetable Safety and Quality Professional Development Group and a Provisional Subject Matter Expert for the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) Technical Committee.
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