Summary of Awards to Date

Food production, food safety and the global food supply.

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Sep. 1, 2006 - Sep. 30, 2010

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Funding Agency

Center for Produce Safety

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Randall Singer, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota


Bender, J., Maldonado, G., Munoz-Zanzi, C., and Hedberg, C.


The ease and speed with which animals, animal products and food are shipped around the world has increased dramatically in recent years. Consequently, food safety and the transmission of foodborne pathogens has become a truly global issue, where local food production conditions can affect people over broad spatial and temporal scales. A multi-national, multi-disciplinary approach is required in order to reduce the incidence of foodborne illness associated with imported foods. This project will develop a U.S. - Latin American network of research and education. These multi-national endeavors will help establish a food safety network in the Americas and will help reduce the incidence of foodborne illness in the U.S. associated with imported foods.