WOODLAND, Calif. — The Center for Produce Safety announces a request for proposals (RFP). Following the pattern of multiple outbreak events, particularly from 2017 to 2018, and the strong association with continuing agricultural water risk concerns, a separate RFP was approved by the CPS Board of Directors.
Priority needs in agricultural water research, leading to immediate and near-term solutions and pathways for dynamic change in risk reduction, were solicited. Input was received from all sectors of the produce supply chain, public health agencies, and academia. An in-depth review of the scope of science and the portfolio of past and current CPS funding commitments, on this priority issue, led to a consensus priority focus for this ag-water RFP on antimicrobial treatment as a preventive control and corrective measure.
CPS and other agencies have funded much research on the topics of indicators, index organisms, and sampling regimes. At this time the focus will be on solutions: where and when are agricultural water treatments appropriate, and what options are available to growers.
Up to $1M available to fund five regional awards
RFP Webinar, June 4, 2019 –
Research Scientists and industry members invited to attend.
Details will be posted to the CPS website,
Proposals due August 20, 2019
This RFP is the third in a series of three research tracks implemented by CPS this past year. Learn more about this program and other research projects at the 2019 CPS Research Symposium, Austin, TX on June 18-19.
For further information please check the Center for Produce Safety website: CPS Grant Opportunities
Questions may be directed to CPS Executive Director Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, (530) 554-9761, proposals@
–Center for Produce Safety