DATCP Gets Rapid Response Funds for Foodborne Illness

posted May 14, 2019, 8:46 AM by News Room

As part of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) was awarded federal funding to lead the development of a rapid response team for food-related emergencies.  The money will be used  to minimize the amount of time between when a human or animal food emergency occurs and implementing a multi-agency response to prevent and reduce exposure to a foodborne illness.  As part of the agreement DATCP will receive $300,000 each year for the next five years to fund Wisconsin’s rapid response team initiatives, including surveillance, data sharing and analysis, communications, staffing, and training.