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FLEXIBLE FUNDING MODEL: WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Investigators
Treadwell, Randy
Institutions
Kansas Department of Agriculture
Start date
2018
End date
2023
Objective
Flexible Funding Model- Infrastructure Development and Maintenance for StateManufactured Food Regulatory Programs (U18) RFA-FD-18-001Project SummaryThe objective of this multi-component project is to support a nationally integrated human and animalfood (HAF) safety system through the maintenance of the Manufactured Food Regulatory ProgramStandards (MFRPS), Rapid Response Team (RRT), and the Washington Food Protection Task Force. TheWashington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) plans to continue its conformance with currentand future versions of the MFRPS standards, RRT milestones/five-year plan, and Food Protection TaskForce best practices in order to actively enhance standardized and efficient HAF safety regulatory andresponse activities.In addition to maintaining the core regulatory and response foundations that have been establishedthrough MFRPS and RRT, WSDA plans to continue its efforts to identify and strengthen integralprofessional relationships between HAF safety partners including Federal, state, local, and tribalstakeholders in the public health, agriculture, regulatory, laboratory, industry, academic, and emergencyresponse arenas.Through this multi-modal approach, WSDA anticipates the ability to contribute to an integratedfood/feed safety system in a standardized and efficient manner to better protect the public health ofWashingtonians and the U.S. population as a whole.
Funding Source
Food and Drug Administration
Project source
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Project number
1U18FD006419-01
Accession number
6419
Categories
Natural Toxins
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants