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Important Message Regarding COVID-19

The IFS@CU team continues to work remotely, but we are offering online programming, including the GMPs Part 117 Course. IFS@CU collaborating programs are continuing to offer services as well as training courses. Read our Annual Report (see below) to learn more about programming and services the Cornell Food Science Extension Programs offered in 2020.

The best way to reach the IFS@CU team is via email:

2020 Annual Report2020 Annual Report

The Cornell Food Science Extension Programs 2020 Annual Report is now available! Find out how Cornell Food Science Extension Programs supported industry and continued to deliver programming and services during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

View a PDF version here.

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Webinar on Starting a Food Donation Program at your Business in New York State

Dec 7, 2021

Join the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and food donation experts on January 4, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern time to break down key aspects of starting or improving a food donation program at your business or institution. Representatives from NYSDEC will also be available during the event to answer questions about New York State's Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2022. Find information to register on the NYSDEC's website.

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FDA Proposes Changes to Agricultural Water Requirements in the Produce Safety Rule

Dec 2, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a proposed rule that would revise subpart E of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule and replace the pre-harvest microbial water quality criteria and testing requirements with requirements for a systems-based pre-harvest agricultural water assessment for covered produce other than sprouts. More information can be found on the FDA's website on FSMA Proposed Rule on Agricultural Water. The federal register notice announcing the proposed rule has a a comment period that ends on April 5, 2022.

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CALS award ceremony recognizes faculty, staff contributions

Nov 8, 2021

Congratulations to members of the IFS@CU and its collaborating programs who were part of the COVID-19 Food Safety Response Team! They received the 2021 Cornell CALS Team Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Extension and Outreach.