NC Gets Federal Funds For Food Safety Research

Tuesday - August 12, 2008

 

Source of Article:  http://www.ncnn.com/content/view/3134/26/

 

Written by Ellen Reinhardt   

 

(RALEIGH)- The microbiology lab at the State Department of Agriculture will become part of the U.S. Food Emergency Response Network, trying to develop better food testing to keep Americans safe. 

Joe Reardon, director of the state division of Food and Drug Protection, says they're getting $219 thousand from the Department of Homeland Security to come up with better tests for staphylococcus in foods such as baby formula, breaded food, baby food, milk, yogurt and peanut butter. After the salmonella outbreak, Reardon says it's more important than ever to make sure the food supply is safe, both from accidental poisoning and from potential terrorist attacks .

 

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