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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. 

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Cooking holiday foods safely

Dec 16, 2020

Learn about a few key food safety tips you can use this holiday season in your own home kitchen from the IFS@CU's program coordinator, Dr. Elizabeth Demmings.

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Special Session of Food Industry COVID-19 Virtual Office Hours

Nov 10, 2020

The New York Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence and the IFS@CU are hosting a special session of Virtual Office Hours on Observations from the Field on Thursday, November 12 from 12 pm to 1 pm (Eastern time in US and Canada). The first half of office hours will provide an overview of firsthand observations and lessons learned from the field about the main issues related to COVID-19 in food retail establishments, food and dairy processing facilities, and on the farm. Topics addressed will range from implementing COVID-19 mitigation controls to following up with positive cases in the workforce.