NIFA invests $10M for food safety outreach, training, education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced today an investment of $10 million for 21 grants to develop and implement food safety and Food Safety Modernization Act-related training, education, extension outreach and technical assistance for food processors and farmers with small to mid-size operations.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 48 million people in this country get sick from foodborne illness each year.  Education and outreach are essential for ensuring our food supply is safe from the field to the table,” said NIFA Director Dr. Carrie Castille.

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