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: Apartheid's lingering effects on HIV and AIDS

Related Stories

Apartheid's lingering effects on HIV and AIDS

December 7, 2016

Though it was abolished more than two decades ago, Apartheid continues to affect communities in South Africa. In this political system, which lasted from 1948 to the 1994 democratic elections, people were racially classified ...

Senate votes to move bill speeding federal drug OKs

December 5, 2016

The Senate moved Monday toward removing the last hurdles to legislation bolstering disease research and simplifying the government's pathway for pharmaceutical and medical device approvals as a Congress marked by frequent ...

Study provides neuronal mechanism for the benefits of fasting

December 1, 2016

A study from the Buck Institute offers for the first time an explanation for the benefits of fasting at the neuronal level, providing a possible mechanism for how fasting can afford health benefits. Publishing on December ...

Cold plasma freshens up French fries

November 30, 2016

Bad smells from deep-fat frying in restaurants and take-away food venues could soon be eradicated thanks to experiments funded by ESA on the International Space Station.

Recommended for you

Egyptian mummies virtually unwrapped in Australia

December 8, 2016

The hidden secrets of Egyptian mummies up to 3,000 years old have been virtually unwrapped and reconstructed for the first time using cutting-edge scanning technology in a joint British-Australian exhibition.

Fossils of early tetrapods unearthed in Scotland

December 7, 2016

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at a dig site in Scotland has found tetrapod fossils dated to approximately 15 million years after the Devonian mass extinction—a time period experts in the field have referred ...

0 comments

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.