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FSIS FERN Cooperative Agreement Program

$100,000

deadline:

12/01/20
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FSIS FERN Cooperative Agreement Program

$100,000

deadline:

12/01/20
Geographic Area

Description

The Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) currently comprises 169 federal, state, and local government regulatory laboratories with varying capacities to perform threat agent testing and is jointly overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) and Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA). The FERN Staff in USDA FSIS is seeking to award one cooperative agreement used in assessing the FERN program members providing capacity and capability for food defense and food safety testing, in both microbiology and chemistry disciplines. This agreement will be used in the assessment of the network’s microbiological and chemical threat agent testing utilizing FERN and other methods by administering proficiency samples under ISO 17043 accreditation. This cooperative agreement is on a 1 year funding cycle and up to $100,000 annually. This announcement may be annually renewable for up to 5 years. All funding i...

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  • Others

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