Food Safety and Security Monitoring Project (U18), FERN Chemical LaboratoriesRFA-FDA-ORA-10-003 CFDA 93.448State of WisconsinDepartment of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection2811 Agriculture DrivePO Box 8911Madison, WI 53708-8911Project Facility - Bureau of Laboratory ServicesProject SummaryProject Goals: Maintain and expand the testing program that addresses the threat tofood safety and security through intentional adulteration and terrorism events. Providefor sample surge capacity at the state level for an event which exceeds the testingcapacity of FDA field laboratories. Assure the state laboratory has capability andcapacity to provide testing when the testing capacity of FDA field laboratories isexceeded, and assure the state capacity is continuing and reliable.The project will meet the goals through activities which:' Maintains an overarching, comprehensive laboratory program in place that supports food security and food safety programs as a regular course of business, and is charged with operating in a regulatory environment. Assuring stability of the resources available and assure any emergency response in a regulated food environment is consistent with FDA practices.' Defines a Quality Management system that assures high quality and accurate results are reported during an incident.' Supports the availability of dedicated, professionally capable staff trained on the use of FDA test methods. Assuring that highly trained state lab resources will be brought on line immediately in any event where surge capacity is needed.' Makes available highly knowledgeable state staff to direct and manage the activities supporting the objectives and goals. Assuring that direction of programmatic tasks is effective and program goals are met through operational management from highly skilled staff.' Maintains state laboratory facility infrastructure, and appropriate scientific instrumentation necessary to provide equivalent testing when surge capacity is required. Assuring that capacity and capability, in addition to being available, is scientifically relevant and effective.In addition, these goals will be met within the context of four key project areas:1. The use of Gas ChromatographyMass Spectrometry (GCMS) analysis.2. The use of Liquid ChromatographyMass Spectrometry (LCMS) analysis.3. The use of Inductively Coupled PlasmaMass Spectrometry (ICPMS) analysis.4. The use of Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) analysis.

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Food Safety and Security Monitoring Project (U18), FERN Chemical Laboratories RFA-FDA-ORA-10-003 CFDA 93.448 State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Drive PO Box 8911 Madison, WI 53708-8911 Project Facility - Bureau of Laboratory Services Project Narrative This project is relevant to public health as it has a goal of assuring the food supply is secure from intentional or unintentional chemical adulteration. For additional details of the project design, see the research strategy submitted in Section 5.5 PHS398 Research Plan Component.

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