Cultivating Food Safety Knowledge

The Institute for Food Safety (IFS@CU) supports the production of safe and novel foods that increase the economic viability and sustainability of the food industry in NYS and beyond. With expertise in fresh produce, dairy, juice, and food processing, the IFS@CU helps the food industry meet federal regulatory requirements in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and address food safety challenges that stretch from farms to consumers’ tables. Through research and extension collaborations, as well as by embracing new technologies, the program actively works with farmers, processors, retailers, and consumers to produce and keep food safe.

For Assistance or Questions Contact:

Nancy Long | foodsafety [at] cornell.edu (foodsafety[at]cornell[dot]edu) | 315.787.2288

Food Science Extension

2024 Course Catalog

The 2024 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.

New Course Announcement

Small Food Processors Training

Food Safety and FSMA Regulations for Small Food Processors

This new course launched in partnership with the Cornell Food Venture Center, is designed to give an overview of the state and federal regulatory framework in the United States for packaged food manufacturers.

New Course Announcement

GMPs for Dietary Supplements

Enrollment is Now Open!

We are excited to announce the launch of a new Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) course on the manufacturing, packaging, labeling and holding of dietary supplements!

Food Science Extension

2022 Annual Report

Find out how Cornell Food Science Extension Programs helped to strengthen the food industry through education, service, problem solving, and application of practical information in 2022. 

2024 Course Catalog
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Food Safety News

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News

Julie Suarez named CALS director of translational research programs
Julie Suarez has been named the inaugural director of translational research programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Suarez will remain CALS’ associate dean for land-grant affairs while she fulfills the five-year...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Institute for Food Safety
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
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Field Note

Vasquez moved to New York from Ecuador in 2017 with the primary goal of learning English. Toward the end of 2019, after two years of language school, she stopped in at the City University of New York (CUNY) Welcome Center, intrigued after a...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center
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Field Note

Edlin Choi was tired of seeing animal bones, fat and other byproducts of the meat industry go to waste. His solution? Korean bone broth.
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center
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News

M.A. “Andy” Rao, known as one of the top food scientists in the U.S. and the world during a distinguished career that included more than three decades at Cornell AgriTech, died in July 2022 in Leesburg, Va. He was 85.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center
  • Food Science
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Field Note

Melissa Hegarty joined the CoE team at the end of this summer as our administrative assistant, bringing with her years of experience in higher education and community organizations in Geneva, N.Y. Learn more about Melissa: Describe your role at...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech

Upcoming Events

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Class

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Virtual Better Process Control School - Acidified Foods
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Registration is now open for our next virtual class being held on: March 25 & 26, 2024 This course covers the training requirements for facilities manufacturing shelf stable foods using Mild Thermal Processes, such as acidified foods and Water...
  • Food Science
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center
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Workshop

Juice HACCP commonly refers to the use of HACCP plans to minimize food safety risks in the juice processing, packaging, and transportation industries. HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. Significant hazards for a particular...
  • Food Science
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Institute for Food Safety
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Webinar

Join us for the next session of Food Industry Virtual Office Hours scheduled Monday, February 26 from 12 to 1 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada).
  • Institute for Food Safety
  • New York Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence