UF Horticultural Sciences professor Danielle Treadwell is part of a team of UF IFAS researchers to receive a $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The grant will fund the creation of the Southern Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Center to Enhance Produce Safety at UF.
This grant is part of a NIFA initiative to establish two comprehensive food safety training and education centers, as part of the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
The Southern center will be lead by UF/IFAS and will help 15 other land-grant universities and three NGO’s to educate regional audiences on new FSMA regulations.
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