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Welcome to the CPS News & Announcements center. Here you can find information on recently funded projects, CPS events and applying for upcoming grants.

CPS to Showcase Research at Fresh Summit 
October 4, 2010

The Center for Produce Safety is honored to showcase three research projects during the Fresh Summit Research to Real-World: The Best of Food Safety Innovations workshop, October 16. The workshop format will be similar to the CPS Symposium held in June 2010...

CPS joins Partners to award $2.8 million towards produce safety research. 
September 21, 2010

The awarding of 17 new grants for research to help mitigate food safety risks associated with growing and harvesting fresh produce was announced by CPS today...

Fifteen Key Produce Safety Research Learnings Identified after Successful Symposium. 
August 17, 2010

CPS has been asked to summarize the information presented at the Symposium. Dr. Bob Whitaker, PMA's chief science officer and the chair of the CPS Technical Committee, has provided a list of 15 key learnings from the research reports...

First 11 Funded Projects - Final Reports Posted to CPS Website 
July 14, 2010

The final reports for the first eleven projects funded by the Center for Produce Safety have been posted...

Produce Research Symposium Attracts 300 Attendees. 
June 29, 2010

The first-ever research symposium brought the private fresh produce chain together with researchers and government officials June 23 to learn about and discuss the real-world business applicability of the center's produce-specific food safety research...

CPS Announces Symposium Sponsors 
June 9, 2010

Sponsors making this event possible include platinum sponsor Produce Marketing Association (PMA), gold sponsors iGPS and Taylor Farms, and silver sponsors Castellini Group of Companies, Chiquita Brands International/Fresh Express, C. H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., Ecolab, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Florida - IFAS, Florida Fruit & Vegetable Assodation, The Giumarra Companies, Microsoft Dynamics and UC Dcwis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences....

Symposium Presents Real World Implications of Food Safety Research 
May 18, 2010

The produce industry will learn the practical, real-world applications of the latest produce-specific food safety research when the Center for Produce Safety’s (CPS) first-ever Produce Research Symposium gets underway Wednesday, June 23. This unique research event will present results of 11 CPS-funded research projects, along with an interactive discus-sion of the research’s real-world opportunities by leaders in produce, academia and government...

Inaugural Symposium Announced  
March 9, 2010

The Produce Research Symposium on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of California, Davis was announced today by CPS...

Request for Proposals, 2010 - Up to $3M Available 
March 1, 2010

Today CPS announced a request for research proposals (RFP) to address both general and commodity‐specific research questions related to fresh produce safety...

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