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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)

Luisa Cheng, Research Leader
Jackie Green, Executive Assistant to the Center Director
Phone: (510) 559-5600
FTDP Personnel

FTDP Research
Current Research Projects. 2010–2015 projects listed below:

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