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The Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University (IFS@CU) takes a comprehensive approach to providing training and conducting applied research to support the food industry, from farm to fork, in reducing foodborne illness risks. The IFS@CU harnesses Cornell’s existing strengths across food production systems in fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, and entrepreneurial support to help growers and processors comply with the demands of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act. By helping the food industry meet federal regulatory requirements and produce safe products, the IFS@CU will support economic growth across all food sectors in NY including produce, juice, and dairy, allowing for increased production and novel food product development.

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Food inspections halted by government shutdown

Jan 11, 2019

The partial government shutdown has halted routine food inspections conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, the agency is working to have 150 employees come back to work to inspect riskier foods such as cheese, infant formula and produce. Read more

Empire State Producers Expo features over 45 educational sessions

Jan 8, 2019

The Empire State Producers Expo will take place next week January 15-17, 2019 in Syracuse, NY. One of the 45 educational sessions offered at this year's Expo includes a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training, which reviews the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. You can learn more about the PSA Grower Training and register for a course on the PSA's website. Keep reading to learn more about the upcoming Expo. Read more