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Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory
Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center

EMFSL conducts research for the understanding of how pathogens are disseminated on farms, in the environment, and to food products, and for the development of methods to detect, characterize and mitigate contamination to prevent foodborne illnesses. Please visit our new home page at for more information.
 Photos of EMFSL scientists conducting research activities

Do you have questions about our research? Questions about the lab may be directed to Dr. Daniel Shelton, Research Leader for EMFSL.

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Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory
Building 173 BARC-East, Powder Mill Road
Phone 301.504.5607

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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