Principal investigator Jennifer Davis, associate professor of clinical pharmacology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, has been awarded a yearlong grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for for her work in the Food Animal Residue Avoidance and Depletion Program, the primary source for scientifically-based recommendations regarding safe withdrawal intervals of drugs and chemicals in food-producing animals.

TITLE
Food Animal Residue Avoidance and Depletion Program (Virginia Tech component)

FUNDING AGENCY
USDA-NIFA

TOTAL AWARD
$149,999
Direct: $121,500 
Indirect: $28,499

DURATION OF AWARD
1 year: Sept. 1, 2020 — Aug. 30, 2021

KEY FACULTY PERSONNEL
PI
: Jennifer L. Davis

SIGNFICANCE
The Food Animal Residue Avoidance and Depletion Program (FARAD) is a university-based national program that serves as the primary source for scientifically-based recommendations regarding safe withdrawal intervals of drugs and chemicals in food-producing animals. As such, FARAD is a key resource for protection of our nation's food supply, including meat, milk, and eggs, against accidental contamination of animal-derived foods with violative residues of drugs, pesticides, or other agents that could compromise food safety.