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ABC Research Laboratories offers travel funds for scientists to attend CPS Produce Research Symposium

March 23, 2012
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Davis, CA, Mar. 23, 2012 - ABC Research Laboratories is proud to offer three research travel awards to attend the upcoming CPS Produce Research Symposium on June 27th, 2012. This grant is available to all researchers working to improve produce safety.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with a fantastic organization like CPS to allow researchers a chance to participate in this highly informative and educational event." Ian Bessell, Business Development Director for ABC Research Laboratories declared.  "ABC Research Laboratories is passionately dedicated to continuing research in the area of produce safety for the benefit of our entire industry."

The Center for Produce Safety was created to bring members of the produce food safety community together to identify and fill knowledge gaps. ABC Research Laboratories is an example of the many types of companies working to deliver safe produce to consumers.  “We were honored to hear that ABC Research wanted to support attendance at the CPS symposium,” stated Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, executive director, Center for Produce Safety. “The symposium offers an opportunity for the produce industry, academia, regulatory staff and others interested in the science of produce food safety to hear the newest CPS research findings.”

Travel Grant - Program Specifics: For program details please check the ABC Research Laboratories website or the Center for Produce Safety website. Three applicants will be selected and each will receive a $500 travel grant for costs associated with attending the CPS event. Applications must be submitted by midnight on 05/01/2012. Winners will be announced on 05/15/2012. Researchers selected to receive the travel awards will be notified by phone and email prior to the announcement. Selection will be based on the following criteria:

About ABC Research Laboratories

ABC Research Laboratories, an ISO 17025 accredited food testing facility, provides consultations and analytical results across the entire spectrum of the food industry. Building on a record of excellence since 1967, ABC Research Laboratories features one of the largest full-service testing laboratories in the United States. Dedication to personalized service, coupled with superior scientific practices, is the foundation of ABC Research Laboratories success.

Food testing experts ensuring food safety, quality and nutritional value.

About CPS

The Center for Produce Safety is focused exclusively on providing the produce industry and government with open access to the actionable information needed to continually enhance the safety of produce.  Established by public and private partnership at University of California, Davis, CPS funds original research; has created a searchable database of global produce safety research; and is developing industry training and outreach programs.  Initial funding for CPS was provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the University of California, Produce Marketing Association and Taylor Farms. For more information, visit

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