U.S.D.A. awards $14M for food
October 03, 2008)
by Bryan Salvage
Source of Article: http://www.meatpoultry.com/news/daily_enews.asp?ArticleID=96914
– Almost $14 million was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to
support research, education and outreach for food safety. Agriculture
Secretary Ed Schafer announced U.S.D.A. awarded the grants in 19 states
through the National Integrated Food Safety Initiative.
"Most often, the prevention of foodborne
illnesses comes through education and safe-handling practices in the
preparation of food," Mr. Schafer said. "Sound advice about
food safety is based on good research to pinpoint potential pathways of
contamination as well as effective solutions and safeguards."
National Integrated Food Safety Initiative grant funds are awarded
each year by U.S.D.A.'s Cooperative State
Research, Education, and Extension Service so that sound, practical,
science-based knowledge can be shared among teachers, scientists, health
professionals, researchers, farmers, food processors, foodservice workers
and all who impact the safety of the U.S. food supply. N.I.F.S.I. grant
funds are frequently used to develop education and outreach programs for
Project descriptions can be found at www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/food/pdfs/2008_competitive_projects.pdf.