The Center for Produce Safety, Davis, Calif., has up to $3 million available for new research projects related to produce food safety.
 
The center is accepting requests for proposals for commodity-specific research and general fresh produce-related projects until April 30 through its Web site, according to a news release.
 
The latest request for proposal will fund two categories of research: 
 
Bullet general safety questions addressing a broad range of practices and commodity-specific questions, according to the release.
 
The center funds product through public and private businesses and the latest round of proposals are aimed at critical risk management issues across the produce supply chain, according to the release.
 
Some of partners for the new proposal include the California Department of Food and Agriculture, University of California, Almond Board of California, Taylor Farms, and the Florida Tomato Committee.
 
Proposals should be submitted by April 30, 2010, through the CPS Grant System Web site.