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FDA Announces Food Safety Challenge Winners

The Food and Drug Administration has named the winners of its 2014 Food Safety Challenge. Purdue University’s method of concentrating Salmonella to detectable levels with a process that involves filtering the pathogenic cells out of a stomached food sample using hollow fibers won the grand prize of $300,000. The runner-up — Pronucleotein Inc.’s on-site screening system in… Continue Reading

Food Safety Challenge Finalists Present Work to Judges During FDA ‘Demo Day’

The five finalists of the Food and Drug Administration’s 2014 Food Safety Challenge presented their work to judges Tuesday afternoon during “Demo Day.” The contest was launched last fall to encourage academic institutions and laboratories to develop methods for better and faster detection of Salmonella in food. Forty-nine teams submitted proposals between Sept. 23 and Nov. 9…. Continue Reading

Five Questions About FDA’s Food Safety Challenge


(This blog post, published here on Oct. 21, 2014, is the first in a series of five-question interviews the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing with stakeholders in government innovation, food/food safety, and other areas that relate to the 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge.) Today’s “Five Questions” features Palmer Orlandi, Ph.D., senior science advisor, U.S…. Continue Reading