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CPS Joins Public and Private Partners to Award More Than $2.5 Million 
October 15, 2009

Thirteen new grants were awarded for research aimed at mitigating the food safety risks associated with growing and harvesting fresh produce.The broad scope of the winning projects reflects the deep expertise and financial commitments of CPS’s
public and private partners....

CPS Welcomes U.S. and Canadian Regulators for In-Depth Tours 
September 30, 2009

CPS today announced it collaborated with nine leading grower-shippers to host nearly two dozen federal, state and local regulators for field and facility tours.Agencies represented at the two-day program included the U.S. Food and Drug Administrtation (FDA), which regulates fresh produce nationally, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency....

CPS Exec. Dir. to Speak About Food Safety Innovations at "Fresh Summit" 
September 28, 2009

CPS is partnering with Produce Marketing Association to present a session on food safety innovations at PMA’s upcoming Fresh Summit International Conference & Exposition in Anaheim, California. CPS Executive Director Bonnie Fernandez‐Fenaroli will join three other speakers and four panelists at the October 3 session, “Food Safety Innovations: What's New and What Does It Really Mean?”

Food Safety Grant Funding Increased To $3.5 Million 
June 11, 2009

CPS is increasing the availability of competitive grant funds of up to $3.5 million to address critical food safety issues. The availability of additional funds combines public and private financial commitments to the competitive grant process...

RFP: Public and Private Sectors Partner to Offer $2 Million 
May 13, 2009

With $2,000,000 funds avilable for one to two years CPS is pleased to announce it's summer RFP. Research activities to be sponsored by the CPS and partnering entities are to be directed to answering critical research questions that fill the gaps in our basic understanding in specific areas of food safety practices for fruit and vegetable production. The objective is to provide the produce industry with practical, translatable research data that can be used at all levels throughout the supply chain....

Request for Proposals. 
May 13, 2009

CPS today announced a request for research proposals (RFP) to address both general and commodity-specific research questions related to fresh produce safety. The new RFP –CPS’s largest to date– is the product of collaboration among public agencies and private industry to streamline research questions and maximize the impact of individual research budgets...

CDFA Partners with CPS. 
April 8, 2009

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the UC Davis-based Center for Produce Safety (CPS) have signed a no-cost agreement to enhance the department’s food safety grants process and leverage additional funding...

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