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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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FDA Publishes Final Rule Extending Compliance Dates for Agricultural Water Provisions

Mar 15, 2019

FDA announced today (March 15, 2019) a final rule to formally extend compliance dates for the rule’s agricultural water requirements for large farms to January 2022, small farms to January 2023, and very small farms to January 2024. 
This extension period is applicable to all produce subject to the Produce Safety Rule’s requirements, other than for sprouts, which were required to meet compliance dates that have passed. Read more

Preparing for a Juice HACCP Inspection

Mar 13, 2019

Want to learn more about the key requirements of the Juice HACCP and its associated prerequisite programs? If so, CCE Saratoga County is hosting a workshop on March 27,  2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm in Ballston Spa, NY.  Read more