FDA announces three lab grants

November 20, 2007

Three lab grants designed to enhance food-screening capabilities and spot radioactive materials in food were awarded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The labs receiving the grants are part of the Food Emergency Response Network, the FDA said Monday in a news release.

Texas Department of State Health Services Laboratory, the New York Health Research-New York Department of Health and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene each received three-year grants of $250,000 per year for supplies, personnel, minor facility upgrades and training.

The grants target improved detection of radiological contamination, and boost the nation's overall capability to detect and respond to attacks on the food supply, the FDA said.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Depleted soil locks rural farmers in trap of ultra-poverty

Related Stories

Pinpointing poverty with cellphone data

November 10, 2015

Mobile phone calls are analyzed to thwart crime and track diseases. Now, University at Buffalo researchers are studying if such data can help combat extreme poverty.

Gravity, who needs it? NASA studies your body in space

November 18, 2015

What happens to your body in space? NASA's Human Research Program has been unfolding answers for over a decade. Space is a dangerous, unfriendly place. Isolated from family and friends, exposed to radiation that could increase ...

Vast energy value in human waste: UN University

November 3, 2015

Biogas from human waste, safely obtained under controlled circumstances using innovative technologies, is a potential fuel source great enough in theory to generate electricity for up to 138 million households - the number ...

Recommended for you

Four pre-Inca tombs found in Peru's Lima

November 27, 2015

Archaeologists in Peru have found four tombs that are more than 1,000 years old in a pyramid-shaped cemetery that now sits in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Lima, experts said.


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.