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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 in reducing foodborne illness risks from farm to fork. 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 (FDA's) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). 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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The 2018 Annual Report for Cornell Food Science Extension Programs 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 the full report here.

Food Safety in the News

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Food safety standards implemented on produce farms in NYS

Sep 12, 2019

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) is implementing new produce safety standards as required by the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). NYSDAM has outlined three steps you can take if you need to comply with FSMA's Produce Safety Rule.

CALS strengthens NYC connections with new grant projects

Aug 27, 2019

Three collaborative New York City-based projects, designed to inspire cross-campus research partnerships, have been awarded grant funding totaling approximately $500,000 from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Cornell partners with Purdue on global food safety

Aug 15, 2019

Cornell is teaming with Purdue University to establish the first Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, which aims to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food insecurity.