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Mission

The Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention Research Unit conducts research to enhance food safety and biosecurity by developing new methods for analysis of toxins and bacteria in foods, and new strategies to reduce or eliminate mycotoxin contamination of agricultural commodities (especially tree nuts and figs). We validate these technologies and transfer knowledge to the scientific community, the food industry, and regulatory agencies responsible for the safety of the U.S. food supply.
Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention Research Unit (FTDP)

Xiaohua He, Acting Research Leader
Angela Burgess, Program Support Assistant
Phone: (510) 559-6428
FTDP Personnel

FTDP Research
Current Research Projects

The Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention Research is located in Albany, CA and is part of the Pacific West Area.
The Research Leader is Luisa Wai Wai Cheng.
Email: luisa.cheng@usda.gov
Phone: (510)559-6337
Fax: (510)559-6429
USDA, ARS, WRRC, Foodborne Toxin Detection & Prev.
800 BUCHANAN STREET
Albany, CA 94710