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Important Message Regarding COVID-19

Cornell University has closely monitored the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and has decided to take a series of proactive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The health, safety and well-being of our community is our top priority, and we are working closely with local and state public health officials. All employees will move to remote work effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until further notice.

We plan to continue offering our Online GMPs Part 117 Course, but our in-person workshops are postponed until further notice. Assistance or questions for the Online GMPs Part 117 Course can be directed to All other inquiries should be directed to In addition, we recognize the challenges facing the food industry in the coming days, weeks and months. Information and resources will be provided on our website.

Please stay safe, and we will continue to support you to the best of our ability.

2019 Annual Report2019 Annual Report

The Cornell Food Science Extension Programs 2019 Annual Report is now available! Learn more about how Cornell Food Science Extension Programs provide farmers, business owners, and industry partners with support and knowledge essential for growth and success in food production from farm to fork. View a PDF version here.

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Q & A Session: Managing Field Crews During COVID-19: What Actions Should Apple Growers take?

Jun 5, 2020

June 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm (EDT) | As New York "Reopens" business during the COVID-19 crisis, business owners are evaluating what actions they need to take to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers. Join a panel of experts for a Question and Answer lunchtime session that will address common questions that apple growers and other producers have about managing their field crew.


Educational Video on COVID-19 for Food Industry Workers

May 29, 2020

In collaboration with CCE, the IFS@CU has created a short (~5 minute) educational video on COVID-19 that employers can use to help employees better understand how the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads and ways to reduce transmission from person to person. This short video is available in both English and Spanish and can be viewed on YouTube or downloaded and saved on a computer.

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Food Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 21, 2020

Learn more about what food manufacturing, food processing, and food packaging companies should be doing to keep workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.