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February 18, 2021

Carl Kenly Edwards to present Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology Seminar

Submitted by Brandy Nowakowski

Carl Kenly Edwards, acting chairman, CAEPNet Grenada, quality assurance manager and head of Food Safety Program, Marketing and National Importing Board, will present "Food Safety Challenges Faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" for the next Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology Seminar at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, via Zoom.

Edwards earned a Bachelor of Science in agribusiness management in 2020 from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in agri-food safety and quality assurance at University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. He is a HACCP-certified trainer from the prestigious International HACCP Alliance in 2016, preventative control qualified individual in 2018 and a trained Cochran fellowship alumnus, 2019, awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the U.S. Regulatory Food Systems hosted by Kansas State University. Edwards' professional development and experience are diverse and span more than 20 years in the field of manufacturing, agro-processing and agriculture, with emphasis on food safety and supply chain management. Presently, Edwards works as the quality assurance manager and Food Safety Program head at the Marketing and National Importing Board, a statutory body mandated by law to market agricultural produce not marketed by any other organization. He is the acting chairman for CAEPNet Grenada, a sub-grouping of the regional extension providers network, and serves on the committee in Grenada for Codex at the Grenada Bureau of Standards — the National Contact Point.

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