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Cultivating Food Safety Knowledge

The IFS@CU supports the production of safe and novel foods that increase the economic viability and sustainability of the food industry in New York and beyond. With expertise in fresh produce, dairy, juice, and food processing, the IFS@CU helps the food industry meet federal regulatory requirements in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and address food safety challenges that stretch from farms to consumers’ tables. Through research and extension collaborations as well as by embracing new technologies, the IFS@CU actively works with farmers, processors, retailers, and consumers to produce and keep food safe.


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Cornell Food Science Extension Programs

The Cornell Food Science Extension Programs 2021 Annual Report is now available! Find out how Cornell Food Science Extension Programs practiced resilience and connected with local, national and global communities in 2021. 

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Cornell Food Science Extension Programs

The Food Science Extension Programs at Cornell University support farm and food businesses in New York State and beyond with technology transfers, process validations, project incubation, piloting, crisis management support, workshops and web-based training, and consultation. The 2022 Course Catalog is a comprehensive handbook and directory that provides program descriptions, faculty and extension staff contact information, courses being offered this year, and information on how to register for courses.

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Food Safety in the News

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Article on how WGS is used for food safety in the US

Apr 28, 2022

Published in the Journal of Food Protection, this article explains how federal agencies use whole genome sequencing (WGS) to help identify the source of, as well as, detect and characterize pathogens commonly transmitted by food. The IFS@CU also discussed the topic of WGS and Outbreak Detection during the March 29, 2022 session of Food Industry Virtual Office Hours.

Cornell University Food Science Extension Programs 2022 Course Catalog

Apr 4, 2022

The Food Science Extension Programs at Cornell University support farm and food businesses in New York State and beyond with technology transfers, process validations, project incubation, piloting, crisis management support, workshops and web-based training, and consultation. The 2022 Course Catalog is a comprehensive handbook and directory that provides program descriptions, faculty and extension staff contact information, courses being offered this year, and information on how to register for courses.

Allergenic foods

Five things science tells us about food allergens

Mar 6, 2022

Learn more about food allergens and the global effort by the Codex Alimentarius (an FAO and WHO body that establishes international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice) to define top allergens and mandate they be included in product labeling.