September 03, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.1 Million For Food Supply Chain Testing, Feed Regulation In West Virginia

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,190,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food supply chain testing and animal feed regulation through the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

“The safety of West Virginia consumers is a high priority and this funding will help the West Virginia Department of Agriculture expand their ability to test and monitor our food supply chain and regulate animal feed. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding that supports efforts to ensure our food and food supply chain are safe,” said Senator Manchin.

“West Virginians rely on the expertise of our state Department of Agriculture to make sure our food safety standards are upheld. That’s why it’s important that our state agencies have the resources and capabilities to deliver the research and protection standards upon which West Virginians depend. The work of this lab will also benefit our fellow Americans in other states as it provides support for federal food research and inspection capabilities. We must continue to have the proper level of communication between our state agencies and federal government so that West Virginia can continue to benefit from HHS grant programs such as this,” said Senator Capito