augusta free press news

Food poisoning research focus of DHS grant

Donald McEachinCongressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration to the Virginia Division of Consolidated Labs to study food safety for $310,000.

 “Food poisoning can be a serious, even fatal disease,” said McEachin. “Moreover, the ability to keep food healthy and not dangerous for consumers is important in the prevention of spoilage and food-borne illnesses. These funds will help in accomplishing these critical goals and keep Virginians safe.”