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Cornell Food Science Extension Programs

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.

2021 Annual Report2021 Annual Report

Cornell Food Science Extension Programs

The Cornell Food Science Extension Programs 2021 Annual Report is now available! Find out how Cornell Food Science Extension Programs practiced resilience and connected with local, national and global communities in 2021.

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Annual Report Archive


Monkeypox Information

The IFS@CU has created a webpage gathering monkeypox information, including take-home messages for the food industry.

Take-Home Messages

  • The monkeypox strain causing the current outbreak is much less deadly than COVID-19 (the US had > 25,000 monkeypox cases as of September 20, 2022 with 1 death reported) and is much less transmissible than COVID-19.
  • While there is a theoretical possibility of transmission through foods and food packaging, basic practices mandatory for all food processing facilities (known as "Good Manufacturing Practices" or GMPs) will effectively control the small risk of food-associated transmission.
  • Food companies should provide basic training on monkeypox (for example, how to identify an infection) and reinforce GMPs.

Monkeypox Factsheet (PDF)

Download a PDF version of this webpage: Monkeypox Factsheet for the Food Industry.

Spanish Version

Download a Spanish version of the Monkeypox Factsheet for the Food Industry.

Cleaning, Sanitizing and Hygienic Design

Helping Specialty Crop Growers Develop Effective Sanitization Programs

The IFS@CU and UVM Extension Ag Engineering are collaborating with Cornell Cooperative Extension teams across New York State to host a series of remote workshops on Cleaning and Sanitizing on Produce Farms and in Packing Facilities in 2022. For more information as well as a list of resources visit this page.

Cannabinoid Hemp Processing

Find information and resources on the processing, manufacturing and sale of cannabinoid hemp products (such as products containing cannabidiol or "CBD") in New York State.

New York State Grown & Certified Program Information

New York State Grown & Certified is the first statewide, multi-faceted food certification program designed to strengthen consumer confidence in New York products, address food product labeling, and assist New York farmers so they can take advantage of the growing market demand for foods locally grown and produced to a higher standard. New York State Grown & Certified is open to New York producers who adhere to the best practices in safe food handling and environmental stewardship. Learn more about the New York State Grown & Certified Program.

Meeting Food Manufacturing Regulatory Requirements in NYS

Do you manufacture, process, pack or hold food products and have questions about what you need to do to be in compliance with New York State and federal regulations?

If your answer is yes, then you may find this webpage useful. It contains several resources that may help you better understand what you need to do to meet regulatory requirements as a food facility operating in New York State. This is by no means a comprehensive list of all resources available, but should point you in the right direction.

Food Safety Modernization Act

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. Learn more about the seven foundational FSMA rules.