Our State Lab performed chemical and biological surveillance testing on food samples from the Republican National Convention.  We were selected to participate in the testing because of our reputation and previous experience working with the Food Safety Inspection Service for the detection of biological and chemical agents in food.  The samples arrived at the State Laboratory the week of August 20 and were tested the same week.  Our lab performs this work as part of the national Food Emergency Response Network using funds from cooperative agreements obtained USDA and FDA.  Everything was OK.