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RFP: CPS and CLGRP Announce Joint Call for Proposals

November 20, 2008
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November 20, 2008 – The Center for Produce Safety and the California Leafy Greens Research Board are proud to announce a joint call for food safety proposals. The research areas are directed to answer critical research questions that fill the gaps in the basic understanding in specific areas of food safety practices for leafy greens production.

The objective is to provide the leafy greens produce industry with practical, translatable research data that can be used at all levels throughout the supply chain.

Funding Available: $300,000

Research Areas:
1.Environmental effects on growth and survival of human pathogens in soil amendments and composted fertilizers.
2.Cultivation practices and growth or survival of human pathogens in soils.
3.Seasonality and other correlating factors
4.Human pathogen reservoirs and vectors.
5.Transference of human pathogens to leafy greens during harvest.

Proposal Submission: The complete proposal is to be uploaded to the CPS Grant Site,, no later than 5:00 pm (Pacific Time) ) January 6, 2009. (changed from original announcement)

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