Food safety in the produce industry continues to be top of mind for consumers and
industry leaders. That is why the Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing Association
(PMA) is donating $900,000 to the Center for Produce Safety in San Diego over the next
With this contribution, PMA is continuing to reinvest in the future of its members and is
ensuring that all other funds provided to the Center go directly to fund research.
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.
“We helped create CPS five years ago to bring together government, industry
and researchers so we could find answers to big questions about produce safety,”
says Rich Dachman, PMA’s chairman and senior vice president of sales at Sysco
Corporation. “today PMA and its members make a significant statement that we are
moving ahead on the road to continuous improvement in our food safety knowledge and