The Davis, Calif.-based Center for Produce Safety is seeking additional partners to help it refine food safety research efforts for 2014.

The Center for Produce Safety’s Partners in Research Program identifies research gaps and helps fund studies, according to a news release from the group. The group has worked with organizations in California, Washington with research on tree fruit, leafy greens, tomatoes, cantaloupes and tree nuts, according to the release.

For more information on the call for research proposals, contact center executive director Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli by Oct. 11 at (530) 757-5777 or

The Center for Produce Safety will announce its next call for research proposals on Jan. 15. Current research priorities and funded research may be found on the group’s website,, according to the release.