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FDA Funds Cooperative Agreements on Food Safety

October 20, 1998

In Fiscal Year (FY) 1998, FDA funded seven (7) cooperative agreements under the President’s Food Safety Initiative. These projects may be funded for up to two or three years depending on progress and the availability of funds. In the April 16, 1998, Federal Register, FDA announced the availability of these research funds to study the microbiological hazards associated with the food animal production environment, which includes animal feeds.

A listing of the funded agreements follows:

Cooperative Agreements Funded in FY 98

Project TitlePrincipal InvestigatorOrganizationFY 98 Funding
On-farm risk factors for zoonotic enteropathogens associated with cattle feed and water
Dale HancockWashington State University
Pullman, WA
Waterborne dissemination of Escherichia coli 0157:H7Charles KasparUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, WI$102,853
STEC, salmonella virulence and antibiotic resistance in cattle and feedDavid AchesonNew England Medical Center
Boston, MA
Factors affecting numbers of acid-resistant Escherichia coli in cattleJames RussellUSDA/ARS
Ithaca, NY
Survey of antimicrobial resistant Enterococci in animalsMarcus ZervosWilliam Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI
Control of EHEC in cattle by probiotic bacteriaMichael DoyleUniversity of Georgia
Athens, GA
Evaluation and use of BAM/FDA and rapid methods for on-farm surveyAnn DraughtonUniversity of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Additional information about these agreements is available from Dr. David B. Batson, Center for Veterinary Medicine
(HFV-502), Food and Drug Administration, 8401 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel MD 20708, 301-827-8021


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