Monthly Research Reports

A Closer Look

Monthly series reporting to the produce industry on CPS research projects.

May 2017
Research seeks to reduce mango pathogen risks along supply chain
Author: Produce Marketing Association
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March 2017
Project seeks user-friendly test for 4 protozoan pathogens
Author: Produce Marketing Association
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February 2017
Project seeks better understanding of in-field pathogen die-off rates
Author: Produce Marketing Association
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January 2017
Farm-to-fork project focuses on contact surface transfer of pathogens
Author: Produce Marketing Association
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December 2016
(CPS did not publish December report)

November 2016
Research seeks improved poultry litter treatments
Author: Produce Marketing Association
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October 2016
Project seeks better understanding of preventing Listeria transfer 
Author: Produce Marketing Association
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September 2016
'Dipstick' may offer rapid on-farm bacterial testing of water, produce samples
Principal Investigator: Sam Nugen, Cornell University
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August 2016
2016 CPS Research Symposium Key Learnings
Author: Produce Marketing Association
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May 2016
University of Arizona researchers team on ways to improve water quality assessments
Principal Investigator: Kelly Bright, University of Arizona
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April 2016
2015 CPS Symposium Summary: Key Learnings and What They Mean for You
Author: Produce Marketing Association
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March 2016
Improved sampling and analytical methods for testing agricultural water for pathogens, surrogates and source tracking indicators
Principal Investigator: Vincent R. Hill, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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February 2016
Project assesses food safety impacts of delays between pistachio harvest and drying
Principal Investigator: Linda Harris, University of California, Davis
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January 2016
Project seeks sustainable approach to disinfect surface irrigation water
Principal Investigator: Ana Allende, CEBAS-CSIC in Murcia, Spain
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December 2015
Trials aim to shed light on wash-water disinfectants for mangoes
Principal Investigator: Mary Anne Amalaradjou, University of Conneticut
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November 2015
Projects Follow Salmonella's Route Through Irrigation Water
Principal Investigator: George Vellidis, University of Georgia
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October 2015
Project Examines Pathogen Risks of Wildlife
Principal Investigator: Alan Franklin, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
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September 2015
Project Seeks Science-based Methods to Validate Pistachio Pasteurization
Principal Investigator: Bradley P. Marks, Michigan State University
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August 2015
App Will Assess Risk in Making Water Sampling Recommendations
Principal Investigator: Channah Rock, University of Arizona
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July 2015
Field Trials Using Surrogate Vials Help Debunk 90/120-day Manure Rule
Principal Investigator: Keith Warriner, University of Guelph
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June 2015
Research examines food safety risks at the fresh produce-animal interface
Principal Investigator: Sid Thakur, North Carolina State University
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May 2015
Project examines norovirus survival and transmission in water on produce
Principal Investigator: Melissa Jones, Univeristy of Florida
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April 2015
"Treatments may speed vegetable replanting of Salmonella-contaminated soil"
Principal Investigator: Trevor Suslow, University of California, Davis
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March 2015
Researchers tap GIS to help predict on-farm foodborne pathogen risks
Principal Investigator: Martin Wiedmann, Cornell University
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