Dole Meals Co. has a number of motives relating to a $750,000 donation to the Middle for Produce Security’s (CPS) new capital fundraising marketing campaign. The corporate’s vice chairman of Meals Security and High quality Natalie Dyenson says that relating to meals security, there’s a lot at stake and far to be gained.
“The produce trade has been challenged by a collection of meals questions of safety the previous few years,” she stated. “Meals security isn’t one thing that impacts solely this grower or that grower — it impacts each grower, it impacts each firm, and most significantly it impacts each client. Produce is a wholesome choice with many well being advantages and as an trade, we have to make sure that we’re producing the most secure potential meals and investing and following the science is the way in which for us to try this.”
Along with her work at Dole, Dyenson additionally serves on CPS’s board of administrators.
CPS launched its present marketing campaign in January. The middle has now raised practically $6 million towards its $15 million aim to fund its work for the subsequent 5 years. CPS funds produce-specific meals security analysis then transfers these analysis learnings to trade, authorities and different stakeholders. A lot of the analysis initiatives it funds are accomplished inside one 12 months.
Dole’s contribution is the corporate’s second to a Middle for Produce Security capital marketing campaign; it donated $500,000 to CPS’s 2015 marketing campaign.
Dole sends a delegation to CPS’s annual Analysis Symposium to collect experiences to tell the corporate’s meals security program. These delegates switch that data to the remainder of Dole’s meals security workforce, the place the knowledge is applied all through Dole’s meals security program, and to the corporate’s administration chain. Dole additionally displays for know-how rising from CPS analysis and evaluates whether or not that tech might be applied or tailored to Dole’s operations.
At present, CPS analysis is underway that’s designed to reply a number of the produce trade’s prime meals security questions, from evaluating the effectiveness of assorted agricultural water therapies and Listeria controls to assessing the growing menace of Cyclospora.
Dyenson famous how CPS has already helped to vary the dialog about recent produce meals security.
“CPS has crammed a vital want for the trade,” she stated. “It created a discussion board for trade, regulatory and academia to return collectively to establish and conduct very focused and centered analysis that fills a necessity for trade, after which supplies autos for getting that data out.
“I don’t suppose that meals security within the produce area would have superior as a lot because it has had CPS not been round.”
Dole’s meals security lead known as on different produce trade corporations, giant and small, to contribute to the Middle for Produce Security to reinforce recent produce meals security.
“Higher meals security is healthier enterprise,” Dyenson stated. “All of us have to take part find options.”
Contributions up to now
As of April 30, the next corporations have contributed to CPS’s new fundraising marketing campaign. A present listing of contributors might be considered right here.
Diamond Stage Supporters, $1 million or extra
- Taylor Farms
- Western Growers
Platinum Stage Supporters, $500,000 – $999,999
- Dole Recent Greens/Dole Meals Firm
Gold Stage Supporters, $250,000 – $499,999
- California Recent Fruit Affiliation
- Tanimura & Antle
- Washington State Tree Fruit Affiliation
Silver Stage Supporters, $100,000 – $249,999
- Lipman Household Farms
- JV Smith Corporations
- Promotora Agricola El Toro
- Western Precooling
- Grimmway Farms/Cal-Natural
- McEntire Produce, Inc.
- The Giumarra Corporations
- GreenGate Recent
- Mission Produce, Inc.
- Pacific Worldwide Advertising and marketing
Bronze-Plus Stage Supporters, $50,000 to $99,999
- The Oppenheimer Group
- Amigo Farms
- Bonduelle Recent Americas
- California Avocado Fee
- DiMare Recent
- L&M Corporations
- New York Apple Affiliation
Bronze Stage Supporters, as much as $49,999:
- Church Brothers
- Shoreline Household Farms, Inc.
- Little Bear Produce
- California Cantaloupe Advisory Board
- Duda Farm Recent Meals, Inc.
- Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Affiliation
- Diversified Restaurant Techniques, Inc.
- Florida Tomato Committee
- Pasquinelli Produce Co.
- California Melon Analysis Board
- Tyger Gross sales and Advertising and marketing, LLC
- Want Farms
- Nationwide Watermelon Affiliation
- Blue E-book Companies, Inc.
- Primus Labs
- Pacific Ag Pak, Inc.
Many trade organizations have supported CPS because it was based in 2007. An entire listing of contributors to CPS’s 2015 marketing campaign might be considered right here.
The Middle for Produce Security is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group. CPS is a collaborative partnership that leverages the mixed experience of trade, authorities and the scientific and educational communities to deal with offering analysis wanted to repeatedly improve meals security. This stage of collaboration permits CPS to fill the data gaps on produce meals security and handle each analysis priorities and rapid trade wants.
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