Jul 26, 2016Wish Farms contributes $100,000 to Center for Produce Safety
Wish Farms has committed to a donation of $100,000 to the Center for Produce Safety (CPS). The CPS research campaign focuses on prevention of foodborne illnesses and disease outbreaks in the produce industry. The goal is to narrow and potentially close the knowledge gap in order to prevent future devastating events.
Wish Farms will donate $20,000 annually over the next five years. Money will fund various research projects, including soil amendments, water irrigation, animal intrusion, wash water sanitation, pathogen transfer from food contact surfaces as well as many other areas. These topics will assist produce companies, and others along the supply chain, to better understand and control cross-contamination risks and protect public health, according to Wish Farms. In addition, the Center for Produce Safety plans to help young, rising scientists work closely with senior investigators and scientists to inspire them to continue specializing in produce safety research, according to a press release.