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FDA Awards Global Environmental Sampling and Analysis Contract

September 2013

FDA has awarded a Global Environmental Sampling and Analysis contract to the CSS Team. We will collect and analyze environmental samples to detect the presence of Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, Vibrio, Norovirus, and Hepatitis. Our support will provide a better understanding of the ecology, distribution, and persistence of food-borne pathogens in the environment, which is paramount to gaining a greater understanding of the sources and mechanisms of fresh produce contamination. While the potential value of the contract is $8M, each task order will be competed among contract holders. Fortunately, CSS, and our team subcontractor Molecular Epidemiology, Inc., have already been awarded the first task order to conduct sampling and analysis in the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.