CONTACT, a USDA-funded project led by the University of Florida, will provide a systems-based decision-support framework to evaluate measures for controlling pathogens on produce that will support an integrated view and decision-making roadmap for stakeholders. CFI will contribute to the development of risk assessment models and burden of disease estimates, and will lead the development of a framework for sharing public and private-sector data.
Collaborators: Ohio State, University of Florida, Rutgers University, Washington State University, University of Georgia, University of California-Davis, University of Maryland, University of Delaware, Virginia Tech, University of Arizona, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Timeline: Sept. 15, 2020–Sept. 14, 2024
Funding Source: USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative