Food Processing and Safety

Today's food entrepreneurs are looking to develop unique products to satisfy ever-changing consumer preferences and market trends. Bringing these products to market requires expertise on multiple levels including safety, regulatory compliance, economic development and technological advance.

Our experts provide these services and ultimately help bring food entrepreneurs' visions to reality. Our state-of-the-art equipment, scientific expertise and out-of-the-box solutions are supporting New York's vibrant food scene.

Our experts help grow food businesses through teaching, research and extension programs to support the development and success of agricultural, value-added food products.

 

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The IFS@CU supports growers and processors within the food industry to help them meet regulatory standards and produce safe products.

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The National GAPs Program develops comprehensive extension and education programs for growers and packers that reduce microbial risks in fruits and vegetables.

Betsy Bihn in the field

The Produce Safety Alliance provides science-based food safety knowledge to fresh fruit and vegetable farmers, packers and regulatory personnel and assists the industry in meeting compliance expectations of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Our food processing and safety experts

Olga Padilla-Zakour

Professor

Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Olga Padilla-Zakour
Randy Worobo

Professor

Food Science

Randy Worobo
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Bruno Xavier

Senior Extension Associate

Cornell AgriTech

Food Science

Bruno Xavier
Ann Vegdahl

Extension Associate

Cornell AgriTech

Food Science

Ann Vegdahl
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Elizabeth Bihn

Executive Director of the Institute of Food Safety

Cornell AgriTech

Extension Associate, Sr.

Cornell AgriTech

Food Science

Elizabeth Bihn