FDA announces three lab grants

Nov 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

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