September 15, 2001

 

 USDA launches Web site on food safety research programs

Posted Sept. 1, 2001

The Department of Agriculture announced in July the launching of a new Web site (www.nal.usda.gov/fsrio) for the research community and the general public.

The searchable database provides information on nearly 500 food safety research projects dating from 1998 to the present, including research done or funded by the USDA Agricultural Research Service; USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; the Food Safety Consortium (researchers from the University of Arkansas, Iowa State University, and Kansas State University); and the Food and Drug Administration.

The site addresses spending, and accomplishments by federal agencies, along with links to other important food safety research information.

The new Web site was created by the Food Safety Research Information Office at the USDA's National Agricultural Library with information from related government food safety agencies.