October 21, 2016

Center for Produce Safety awards new research projects

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has presented 10 new research awards valued at over $2 million.  The awards are for research projects directed at answering questions in specific areas of food safety practices for fruits and vegetables; pre-harvest, harvest and post-harvest handling; and food safety and the environment, according to CPS. The objective is to provide the produce industry with research data that can be used at all levels of the supply chain.

The awards were made possible by funds provided by the Center for Produce Safety’s campaign contributors, the California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

Below is a list of the 2016 grant recipients, with projects beginning in January 2017:

To date, CPS has funded 120 projects valued at over $20 million.  To view additional information on projects that have been funded, visit the Center for Produce Safety website.


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