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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.

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CCE Broome County awards grant through the New York State Grown & Certified Program

Jul 25, 2019

CCE Broome County awarded its first New York State Grown and Certified grant to a a Tioga county farmer to convert a trailer into a new food-safe processing facility so that his meat can be sold commercially. The funding comes from an award through the 2017 New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) program to provide resources needed by New York State agricultural producers to invest in capital projects that will allow them to meet food safety standards necessary for participation in the New York State Grown & Certified program.