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Priority Area 6: Implement a New Prevention-Based Food Safety System

Priority Area 6: Implement a New Prevention-Based Food Safety System

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The recently enacted Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) represents the first major overhaul of our food safety law in over 70 years. To effectively implement this new food safety mandate, FDA is working to ensure a strong science infrastructure, clearly identifying its research needs, and collaborating with other public health and research agencies in the Federal government, state government agencies, academia, and private industry.

Extramural Research Funded through the BAA

There are currently no extramural research projects funded through the BAA.