Produce Safety Research Travel Grant Announced

ABC Research Laboratories offers opportunity to participate in the Center for Produce Safety Produce Research Symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ABC Research Laboratories is proud to offer three research travel awards to attend the upcoming 2014 CPS Produce Research Symposium on June 24-25 in Newport Beach, California. This grant is available to all researchers working to improve produce safety. 


"As the need for safer produce continues to rise, we feel it is more important than ever to be a part of the CPS Produce Research Symposium," declared Gillian Folkes Dagan, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, ABC Research Laboratories. "Greater challenges call for scientific innovation, and we are proud to provide this opportunity to foster discussion and innovation for a third year."   

The Center for Produce Safety was created to bring members of the produce food safety community together to identify and fill knowledge gaps. ABC Research Laboratories is an example of one of the many types of companies working to deliver safe produce to consumers. "We are honored to partner with ABC Research to provide travel grant opportunities to food safety scientists," stated Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, Executive Director for the Center for Produce Safety. "The symposium offers an opportunity for the produce industry, academia, regulatory staff and others interested in the science of produce food safety to hear the newest CPS research findings."

For all program details please check the ABC Research Laboratories website. Three applicants will be selected and each will receive a $500 travel grant for costs associated with attending the CPS 2014 symposium. CPS will provide all travel grant recipients with complimentary registration to the two-day event. Applications must be submitted by midnight on May 8, 2014 EST. Travel grant recipients will be announced on May 16, 2014. Researchers selected to receive the travel awards will be notified by phone and email prior to the announcement.  Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the applicant's research to practical concerns in produce safety
  • Applicant's ability to effectively communicate research findings
  • Applicant's ability to conduct relevant and robust research

About ABC Research Labs

ABC Research Laboratories, an ISO 17025 accredited food testing facility, provides consultations and analytical results across the entire spectrum of the food industry. Building on a record of excellence since 1967, ABC Research Laboratories features one of the largest full-service testing laboratories in the United States. Dedication to personalized service, coupled with superior scientific practices, is the foundation of ABC Research Laboratories success. Food testing experts ensuring food safety, quality and nutritional value. 

About CPS

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) is focused exclusively on providing the produce industry and government with open access to the actionable information needed to continually enhance the safety of produce. Established by public and private partnership at the University of California, Davis, initial funding for CPS was provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the University of California, Produce Marketing Association and Taylor Farms. Ongoing administrative costs are covered by the Produce Marketing Association, enabling industry and public funds to go exclusively to research.  

Media Contact: Chuck Ellis, ABC Research Laboratories, 352.372.0436,

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