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Upcoming Webinar: Responding to Food System Disruptions: Lessons Learned from a Global Coronavirus Food Safety Task Force

Aug 15, 2022

Join the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety on August 18 at 9 am Eastern time (in the US & Canada) for a webinar on Responding to Food System Disruptions: Lessons Learned from a Global Coronavirus Food Safety Task Force.  
Speakers include: Carol Wilson (USAID), George Ooko Abong’ (University of Nairobi), Jaya Kumar Gurung (Nepal Development Research Institute) and Martin Wiedmann (Cornell University).

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New opportunities for farmers to adopt food safety measures

Aug 14, 2022

NASDA's On Farm Readiness Review (OFFR) program is one way to help farmers adopt food safety measures. The program connects farmers with agricultural and extension specialists who help them to identify food safety risks on their farms and teach them how to meet the food safety standards required by the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule. Learn more about the program and NASDA's effort to help train specialists to conduct OFRRs in this article from Moring Ag Clips.

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Cornell AgriTech 140th Anniversary Open House

Aug 4, 2022

Learn how science happening on the Cornell AgriTech campus impacts New York food and agriculture at the Cornell AgriTech 140th Open House, being hosted on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm. The event is free and open to all audiences. No registration is required. Parking is available at Jordan Hall at 630 North St. Geneva, NY.

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Article on how WGS is used for food safety in the US

Apr 28, 2022

Published in the Journal of Food Protection, this article explains how federal agencies use whole genome sequencing (WGS) to help identify the source of, as well as, detect and characterize pathogens commonly transmitted by food. The IFS@CU also discussed the topic of WGS and Outbreak Detection during the March 29, 2022 session of Food Industry Virtual Office Hours.

Cornell University Food Science Extension Programs 2022 Course Catalog

Apr 4, 2022

The Food Science Extension Programs at Cornell University support farm and food businesses in New York State and beyond with technology transfers, process validations, project incubation, piloting, crisis management support, workshops and web-based training, and consultation. The 2022 Course Catalog is a comprehensive handbook and directory that provides program descriptions, faculty and extension staff contact information, courses being offered this year, and information on how to register for courses.

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Five things science tells us about food allergens

Mar 6, 2022

Learn more about food allergens and the global effort by the Codex Alimentarius (an FAO and WHO body that establishes international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice) to define top allergens and mandate they be included in product labeling.