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Our Alignment
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National Program 306: Product Quality and New Uses

National Program 108: Food Safety (animal and plant products)

We specifically contribute to the following five of the seven USDA Strategic Goals:

  1. Ensure USDA programs are delivered efficiently, effectively, and with integrity and a focus on customer service.
  2. Maximize the ability of American agricultural producers to prosper by feeding and clothing the world.
  3. Promote American agricultural products and exports.
  4. Facilitate rural prosperity and economic development.
  5. Provide all Americans access to a safe, nutritious and secure food supply.

We also specifically support two of the five themes underpinning the USDA Science Blueprint: USDA Science Blueprint: A Roadmap for USDA Science from 2020-2025:

  1. Food and Nutrition Translation.
  2. Value-Added Innovations.