NEWARK, Del. — The Produce Marketing Association here has named Robert Whitaker its first chief scientific officer. In this position, Whitaker will direct the creation of programs and services related to food safety, traceability, sustainability and other science-based issues impacting the produce industry. Whitaker’s recent credentials include helping to develop Good Agricultural Practices for the leafy greens industry after a foodborne illness outbreak devastated spinach growers in the ...

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