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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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Produce Safety Alliance aims to demystify complex agriculture water rules

Mar 26, 2019

The Produce Safety Alliance's publication "Key Outcomes From a Collaborative Summit on Agricultural Water Standards for Fresh Produce" published in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety is helping to explain complex federal food safety rules and develop new ways to assess agricultural water use. Read more