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The Food Safety and Inspection Service Seeks Research Proposals

by 5m Editor
2 April 2004, at 12:00am

US - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is seeking state, academic, and research institutions to work cooperatively in identifying, developing, and validating new technologies that are economically viable for small/very small meat, poultry, or egg product plants to help them meet food safety requirements.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service Seeks Research Proposals - US - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is seeking state, academic, and research institutions to work cooperatively in identifying, developing, and validating new technologies that are economically viable for small/very small meat, poultry, or egg product plants to help them meet food safety requirements.

A new technology is defined as new or, new applications of, equipment, substances, methods, processes, or procedures affecting the slaughter of livestock and poultry or processing of meat, poultry, or egg products.

FSIS is a public health agency that verifies the nation’s meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, and accurately labeled. New technologies have resulted in significant improvements in the safety of meat and poultry in recent years. FSIS is desirous of seeing that these kinds of advances continue and recognizes that many smaller establishments lack the resources that exist in larger establishments.

Therefore, FSIS is funding studies through cooperative agreements to identify, develop, and validate new technologies to determine which ones are economically viable for small and very small plants, to foster their adoption and to enhance the beneficial effects of new technology on food safety and public health. FSIS will provide funding up to $75,000 per cooperative agreement. The cooperative agreement will be funded for one year.

Cooperative agreements provide a means to transfer money, property, services, or anything of value to recipients to accomplish specific research projects. FSIS collaborates or participates in the management of the project. All parties to the agreement participate in the project and have mutual interest in the objectives and benefits, although the scope of interest may be different. The cooperative agreement document must be submitted far enough in advance of the proposed effective date to ensure that the document is signed by all parties prior to the start of any work. No funds can be obligated until after the document is signed by all parties.

Source: - USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service - 1st April 2004

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