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Number of proficiency tests and training

Dictionary: CVM provides cooperative agreements to veterinary diagnostic laboratories to further FDA’s response capacity. The cooperative agreements are designed to enable the analyses of animal diagnostic samples and animal food/drug products during CVM investigations of consumer complaints or in the event that analyses of potential microbiological or chemical contamination are needed. While FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) is the primary inspection and analysis component of FDA, the Vet-LIRN program adds a component that is outside of ORA's usual investigations and testing programs, the examination of veterinary diagnostic samples. Examination of such samples facilitates early detection of animal food and drug adulteration or contamination. These efforts contribute to overall food safety as animal food events could signal potential issues in the human food system.

Information is current as of June 30, 2020.

Fiscal Year - 2020

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Oct - Dec 2019N/A3
Jan - Mar 2020N/A0
Apr - Jun 2020N/A0
Jul - Sept 2020N/ATBD

FY 2020 YTD: 3

Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.