Location: Nutrient Data
Project Number: 1235-52000-061-34
Start Date: Sep 29, 2012
End Date: Sep 28, 2017
The proposed effort will incorporate multiple tasks to include reference material procurement and handling; to evaluate offerors and monitor analytical contractors; preparation and shipment of food samples to contract laboratories to obtain analytical data; development and validation of analytical methods as coordinated with NDL; and consultation regarding quality control of nutrient data obtained from the contract laboratories. In addition, this agreement includes consultations with NDL and contract laboratories on issues of methodology, sample analysis, handling and storage, and it may include analysis of specific nutrients in selected food matrices and research to improve methodology or address quality control issues related to optimizing food composition data, preparation, and publication of reports of results of this work.