The success of the Center for Produce Safety can be directly attributed to those who have volunteered time and resources to support a collaborative research effort. CPS is comprised of a small staff of just two paid employees, making the CPS Board of Advisors, CPS Technical Committee, and ad-hoc proposal reviewers, very critical to the success of CPS and solidifying it as a destination for collaboration and cooperation on produce food safety.
"You can find variations of Center for Produce Safety’s mission statement on just about everything we produce: Fund science, find solutions, fuel change. We added the third part, 'fuel change', a few years back to remind ourselves why we do the first two parts. The science we fund and the solutions we find only matter when we can also inspire our industry to enhance fresh produce food safety.”
- Joe Pezzini, CPS board of directors chair