IFS@CU Supports the Food Industry in Reducing Foodborne Illness Risks from Farm to Fork

The Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University (IFS@CU) takes a comprehensive approach to providing training and conducting applied research to support the food industry in reducing foodborne illness risks from farm to fork. The IFS@CU harnesses Cornell’s existing strengths across food production systems in fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, and entrepreneurial support to help growers and processors comply with the demands of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA's) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). By helping the food industry meet federal regulatory requirements and produce safe products, the IFS@CU will support economic growth across all food sectors in NY including produce, juice, and dairy, allowing for increased production and novel food product development.

Connect With Us

For Assistance or Questions Contact

Nancy Long
Administrative Assistant

foodsafety [at] cornell.edu
Phone: 315-787-2288*
665 West North Street
Food Research Lab – Cornell AgriTech
Geneva, NY  14456

*The best way to reach our office staff is via email.

Meet the Team

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Elizabeth Bihn

Executive Director of the Institute of Food Safety

Cornell AgriTech

Produce Safety Alliance Director

Cornell AgriTech

Senior Extension Associate

Food Science

Elizabeth Bihn
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Olga Padilla-Zakour

Director of the Cornell Food Venture Center and Professor in Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Food Science

Olga Padilla-Zakour
Elizabeth Demmings
Elizabeth Demmings

Extension Supp Spec II

Cornell AgriTech

Food Science

Elizabeth Demmings
Nicholas Luongo
Nicholas Luongo

Web Designer II

Cornell AgriTech

Food Science

Nicholas Luongo
Nancy Long
Nancy Long

Administrative Assistant

Cornell AgriTech

Food Science

Nancy Long
Kelly Coughlin
Kelly Coughlin

Extension Aide

Cornell AgriTech

Food Science

Kelly Coughlin

IFS@CU Advisory Council

Richard Ball

Commissioner, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

Alan Butzbach

Director of Specialty (non produce) & QA/QC HACCP, Baldor Specialty Foods

Gene Butzer

Director of Corporate Quality Insurance, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.

Joy Crist

Co-owner and Vice President, Crist Bros. Orchards, Inc.

Michael Durant

President/CEO, Food Industry Alliance of NYS

Sam Filler

Executive Director, New York Wine & Grape Foundation

Marc Fuchs

Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell AgriTech

Darby Greco

Chief Sanitarian, NYS Department of Health

Kathrine Gregory

Founder, Director, Mi Kitchen es su Kitchen

Cynthia Haskins

Executive Director, New York Apple Association

Dan McCarthy

Director, Division of Food Safety and Inspection, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

Brian Nault

Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell AgriTech

Michael Nozzolio

Partner, Harris Beach

Robert Nye

President, Finger Lakes Community College

Brian Reeves

President, NYS Vegetable Growers Association

Tom Seymour

Board of Directors, Associated NYS Food Processors

Jennifer Trodden

Deputy Commissioner, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

Bethany Wallis

Education Director, NOFA-NY

Courtney Weber

Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Horticulture Section, Cornell AgriTech

Cathy Young

Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture