FDA - York College Partnership
The FDA facility on the York Campus includes offices for investigators
who monitor the production, distribution, and sale of all products
under the agency's jurisdiction and a state-of-the-art laboratory. Its
staff of scientists is responsible for performing analyses of foods,
drugs, and cosmetics to ensure their safety. The testing performed
includes analysis for microbial pathogens, pesticides, colors,
insanitation, decomposition and heavy metals in foods, and quality and
purity in pharmaceuticals.
The proximity of the FDA site to York College offers students and faculty a unique opportunity to engage in joint collaborative activities. A strong working relationship exists between York College and the FDA as exemplified by the following joint initiatives:
- York College students participate as interns at the FDA each semester.
- York College and the FDA jointly sponsor workshops on Food Safety and proper Pharmaceutical techniques.
- FDA scientific staff teach important lecture and laboratory sessions in the Departments of Chemistry and Biology at York College.
- York College and the FDA are engaged in many other important collaborations and events.