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2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge

Advancing breakthroughs in foodborne pathogen detection

Department of Health and Human Services - Food and Drug Administration

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $500,000
Type of Challenge: Scientific
Submission Start: 09/23/2014 04:00 AM ET
Submission End: 11/09/2014 12:00 AM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

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The 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge is a call to scientists, academics, entrepreneurs, & innovators from all disciplines to submit concepts applying novel and/or advanced methodologies to foster revolutionary improvements in foodborne pathogen detection. Concepts should apply cutting-edge techniques to achieve significant improvements in the speed of the FDA's detection methods for Salmonella in fresh produce. Up to 5 finalists will refine their concepts during the Challenge with FDA coaching.