FDA Food Safety Challange

Published: September 25, 2014

FDA 2014 Food Safety Challenge

The 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge is a call to scientists, academics, entrepreneurs, and innovators from all disciplines to submit concepts applying novel and/or advanced methodologies to foster revolutionary improvements in foodborne pathogen detection. FDA is specifically seeking concepts that apply cutting-edge techniques to achieve significant improvements in the speed of the FDA's detection methods for Salmonella with identification to the subtype/serovar level in minimally processed fresh produce. FDA is most interested in concepts that explore the acceleration or elimination of sample preparation and/or enrichment in the testing process, and/or those that employ novel or revolutionary techniques to achieve pathogen detection.

Additional information about the challenge including the criteria and an application form can be found at the following website - http://www.foodsafetychallenge.com/