Center of Excellence for Meat and Poultry Processing and Food Safety Research and Innovation Webinar
The Center of Excellence for Meat and Poultry Processing and Food Safety Research and Innovations (MPPFSRI), a new program area priority within the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), will incorporate basic and applied science with engineering in meat and poultry processing and food safety-related disciplines to promote technological innovation and lower barriers to entry for the industry.
In this technical assistance webinar, program staff provided an overview of the program and discussed details included in the Request for Applications (RFA). Time was reserved to respond to audience questions.
This funding opportunity, which is available through the AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Request for Applications, seeks proposals to develop innovative technologies that can address risk management and food safety and should be focused on automation and data needs.
NIFA will invest an estimated $5 million in research and Extension to help independent business owners, entrepreneurs, producers and other groups, such as cooperatives and worker associations, support food safety, new processing capacity and/or expanded existing processing capacity.