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Important Message Regarding COVID-19

Cornell University has closely monitored the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and has decided to take a series of proactive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The health, safety and well-being of our community is our top priority, and we are working closely with local and state public health officials. All employees will move to remote work effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until further notice.

We plan to continue offering our Online GMPs Part 117 Course, but our in-person workshops are postponed until further notice. Assistance or questions for the Online GMPs Part 117 Course can be directed to All other inquiries should be directed to In addition, we recognize the challenges facing the food industry in the coming days, weeks and months. Information and resources will be provided on our website.

Please stay safe, and we will continue to support you to the best of our ability.

2019 Annual Report2019 Annual Report

The Cornell Food Science Extension Programs 2019 Annual Report 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 a PDF version here.

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Keep illness away from your Super Bowl end zone

Feb 4, 2021

Here are some food safety tips for your Super Bowl LV spread brought to you by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. One of the most important tips is to keep your game time snacks outside of the danger zone. Remember to keep cold foods cold, and hot foods hot!

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USDA extends harmonized GAP Assistance Program

Jan 12, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the USDA Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Assistance Program. Producers in New York State are from one of the 16 states eligible to receive this assistance.