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.
"In our group, we consider food safety one of the most important factors in what we do in our day-to-day operations at JV Smith Companies. I can say that over the course of my tenure as an active participant and then Board member at CPS, I have seen some tremendous research come from this organization. It is an honor to serve as the incoming CPS Board chair and I look forward to helping CPS further their mission: Fund the Science, Find Solutions, Fuel the Change."
Vic Smith, Chair, CPS Board of Directors