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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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CALS honors talent, dedication of faculty & staff

Oct 31, 2019

On Oct. 29, CALS celebrated the 16th annual Research & Extension Awards and the 10th annual Core Value Staff Awards. These awards recognize the notable and wide-ranging accomplishments of CALS faculty and staff, who always go above and beyond in their contributions to the college.

Produce growers concerned over food safety rules

Oct 23, 2019

The  National Farmers Union Foundation’s Local Food Safety Collaborative (LFSC) and Dr. Betsy Bihn's Extension Program at Cornell University released their needs assessment report, which includes results from a needs assessment survey of food processors and fruit and vegetable growers. They also released a report detailing results from a series of nationwide listening sessions conducted after the survey.

Chickpea snack startup aims to disrupt junk food industry

Oct 16, 2019

Antithesis, a Cornell student startup that began in the Department of Food Science, was recently awarded a $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase I award from the National Science Foundation to develop its chickpea-based snack food.

It's Global Handwashing Day!

Oct 15, 2019

Today, October 15, is Global Handwashing day. Learn more about the science of handwashing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Grow-NY Summit to feature food, ag innovations

Oct 10, 2019

Biodegradable plastics, drone-powered pollination and revolutionary indoor farming techniques are just a few of the innovations that will be on display at the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, Nov. 12-13 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.