Maintenance and Enhancement of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation and Whole Genome Sequencing for State Food Testing Laboratories

The intended outcome of this cooperative agreement is to advance the goal of a national food safety system by supporting and enhancing state food laboratory activities including:
1) Ensuring microbiological and chemical food analyses performed on behalf of the State manufactured food regulatory

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programs are conducted within the scope of an International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/ International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17025 accredited laboratory; 2) Strengthening the collaboration between the laboratories and State manufactured food regulatory programs; 3) Increasing the number of State samples collected and analyzed for surveillance purposes annually; 4) Developing a stronger international rapid surveillance system for pathogen traceback through the GenomeTrackr network using a minimum set of metadata fields for all food and environmental isolates; and 5) Providing additional support to the State food laboratories through an outside association to offer trainings, workshops, and educational resources to both awardees under this cooperative agreement and to unfunded laboratories seeking ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.

Related Programs

Food and Drug Administration Research

Department of Health and Human Services


Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Food and Drug Administration

Estimated Funding: $7,900,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Link for announcement

Additional Information of Eligibility:
For full eligibility requirement for Competition A, B and C, please refer to Section III in the full announcement.



Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-17-010.html

Contact:
Allison MandelGrants SpecialistPhone 240-402-7602

Agency Email Description:
allison.mandel@fda.hhs.gov

Agency Email:
allison.mandel@fda.hhs.gov

Date Posted:
2017-02-27

Application Due Date:
2018-04-18

Archive Date:
2018-05-18


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