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Center for Produce Safety calls for preliminary research proposals


The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) is requesting 2023 proposals on food safety research. 

Pre-proposals must be received via email to the Center for Produce Safety by noon PDT on Nov. 9.

The CPS strongly encourages research scientists to take advantage of the Office Hours program, Oct. 3 – 14, which offers help to researchers to refine their research proposals and ensure they best meet CPS’s priorities and the industry’s needs.

Research scientists preparing a proposal have an opportunity to tour a produce facility before they submit a proposal. Facilities are available throughout the United States. 

Postgraduate Industry-Immersion Program for MSc. Candidates
CPS has embarked on a new pilot program initiative specific for postgraduate students working toward a Master of Science degree. This CPS program is designed to provide a unique research immersion experience built around a focused research objective of mutual interest and benefit to the student, the academic major advisor, and the host produce industry firms. The aim of this program is to support the continuing professional development of promising MSc. postgraduate students while conducting produce food safety research in a non-academic environment.

Learn more about this year’s RFP Research Priorities, resources, and applications on the CPS at these links:

About CPS
The Center for Produce Safety is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. CPS is a collaborative partnership that leverages the combined expertise of industry, government and the scientific and academic communities to focus on providing research needed to continually enhance food safety. This level of collaboration allows CPS to fill the knowledge gaps on produce food safety and address both research priorities and immediate industry needs.

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