PA Apple Marketing Board commits $20,000 to Center for Produce Safety
The Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board (PAMB) has voted to contribute $20,000 over the next two years to the Center for Produce Safety. “Pennsylvania growers see the efforts of the Center for Produce Safety as insurance for our industry–the center’s research will be vital in helping apple growers to continue to deliver a safe and healthy product to consumers while preserving the public’s confidence in food safety efficacy,” said Julie Bancroft, Executive Director to the Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Program. In 2015, the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) launched the Campaign for Produce Safety, an effort to raise $20 million over 5 years for produce-focused food safety research. Following the lead of the Washington Tree Fruit Association and the New York Apple Association, the PAMB approved the $20,000 funding commitment to CPS with the intent to vote again two years for an additional 3 years of funding.