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15 percent of the agency’s total research budget) in base research funding for CFSAN and ORA, reflecting an increase of $2,862,000 over the previous FY(Musser, 2009). An additional $1,683,000 was budgeted for food protection research at NCTR for 2009. For FY 2010, center-specific resource allocations for research are summarized in Table 6-1. Overall, the agency’s food safety research initiatives can be categorized as follows: (1) development of rapid detection methods, (2) development of confirmatory methods, (3) biotechnology, (4) virology, (5) in vitro testing, and (6) laboratory enhancement (Musser, 2009).

This chapter provides a summary of the research currently conducted under the FDA’s food programs and considers how these research efforts do or do not mesh with the risk-based approach described in Chapter 3.

TABLE 6-1 FY 2010 Resource Allocations for Research, by FDA Center

Center

Research FTEs

Total Research Funding

Increase in Funding over Last Fiscal Year

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

30 (premarket applied research)a

140 (postmarket applied research)a

$9,478,000 (premarket applied research)a

$54,222,000 (postmarket applied research)a

+$374,000 (premarket applied research)b

+$8,006,000 (postmarket applied research)b

Center for Veterinary Medicine

16 (premarket applied research)a

44 (postmarket applied research)a

$3,043,000 (premarket applied research)a

$8,195,000 (postmarket applied research)a

+$789,000 (premarket applied research)b

+$1,208,000 (postmarket applied research)b

National Center for Toxicological Research

211

$58,745,000c

$1,625,000 specifically for Protecting America’s Food Supplyc

+$6,234,000c

+$1,625,000 specifically for Protecting America’s Food Supplyc

Office of Regulatory Affairs

Not available

$1,100,000d

No increasee

NOTE: FDA = U.S. Food and Drug Administration; FTE = full-time equivalent; FY = fiscal year.

a FDA, 2010b.

b FDA, 2010b,c.

c FDA, 2010d.

d This number applies to food research activities only (FDA, 2010e).

e FDA, 2009.



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