US: Center for produce safety announces its $20,000,000 campaign for produce safety
Center for Produce Safety: Since its inception in 2007, the Center for Produce Safety has provided $16.4 million to fund critically-needed, actionable produce safety research. To expand this vital work, the Center today announced the “Campaign for Produce Safety,” a major fundraising initiative designed to secure $20 million in funding over the next five years.
Initial contributions to the campaign already total $4,720,000, demonstrating a strong conviction that food safety is a shared responsibility of the entire produce supply chain, from growers to shippers to retailers. Several industry leaders have stepped up early in the campaign to signal their support and their intent to advance timely research to keep produce products safe in the United States and worldwide.