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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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188th Forum takes pulse of NY agriculture

Jan 14, 2020

The IFS@CU attended and hosted an exhibit with Cornell AgriTech at the New York State Agricultural Society Annual Meeting & Forum, which hosts discussions of pressing issues and recognizes peers for outstanding achievement. This year the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Dean Dr. Kathryn Boor was awarded the Distinguished Service Citation to recognize her dedication and lifetime of service and outstanding contributions to NY agriculture.

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Workshop on FSMA Regulations for Small & Very Small Food Processors (Rochester, NY)

Dec 4, 2019

Cornell’s Food Venture Center plans to host two trainings in late January 2020 to help Small Food Processors navigate food safety concepts applicable to their products as well as the regulatory requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The pilot program is supported by USDA NIFA’s Food Safety Outreach Program, so the full-day course is subsidized and is being offered at a reduced cost of $25.00 per participant.  A hot lunch is included as well as a take-home book that has loads of information and accessible regulatory registration forms.
Select the link above to learn more and register for the course being offered in Rochester, NY.