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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Lawrence, Kurt C
Research Leader
kurt.lawrence@ars.usda.gov
(706) 546-3527
RICHARD B RUSSELL AGRL RES CTR
950 COLLEGE STATION ROAD
Athens GA 30605

Mission:
The mission of the Quality and Safety Assessment Research Unit is to research issues affecting the quality and safety of poultry and other agricultural products and develop commercially-viable systems relative to stakeholder needs in both industry and government by: - detecting physical and chemical quality attributes of foods, feeds, and their byproducts with nondestructive methods including dielectrics, spectroscopy, and sensory, - detecting physical, biological, and chemical contamination of foods and processing streams with rapid optical methods.

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