USDA Awards $13 Million for Food Safety Research

US - Agriculture Secretary, Ed Schafer, has announced $13.8 million awarded to support research, education and outreach for food safety. USDA awarded the grants in 19 states through the National Integrated Food Safety Initiative.
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"Most often, the prevention of food-borne illnesses comes through education and safe handling practices in the preparation of food," said Secretary Schafer. "Sound advice about food safety is based on good research to pinpoint potential pathways of contamination as well as effective solutions and safeguards."

Each year, USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) awards National Integrated Food Safety Initiative (NIFSI) grant funds so that sound, practical, science-based knowledge can be shared among teachers, scientists, health professionals, researchers, farmers, food processors, food service workers and all who impact the safety of the US food supply. NIFSI grant funds are frequently used to develop education and outreach programs for consumers.

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- You can view the full listing of awards by clicking here.
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