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 | 315.787.2288

Food Science Extension

2022 Course Catalog

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.

Food Science Extension

2021 Annual Report

Find out how Cornell Food Science Extension Programs practiced resilience and connected with local, national and global communities in 2021.

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Food Safety News

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Field Note

Elizabeth Demmings is the program coordinator at the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University (IFS@CU), located at Cornell AgriTech. The IFS@CU’s motto is to cultivate food safety knowledge. Demmings helps develop and deliver food safety...
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  • Institute for Food Safety
  • Food Science
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News

Food businesses and consumers struggling with impacts of COVID-19 in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal and Senegal now have access to customized resources, thanks to a mentorship project led by the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell...
  • Institute for Food Safety
  • Food Science
  • Food
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News

But a new Cornell study finds that when small-scale farmers are trained in food safety protocols and develop a farm food safety plan, new markets open up to them, leading to an overall gain in revenue. “Our results should be welcomed by growers...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Institute for Food Safety
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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Experts from Cornell's Institute for Food Safety are holding a series of virtual office hours to answer questions about how the novel coronavirus might affect industry professionals, their workers and consumers.
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  • Food Science
  • Food

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More than 100 students presented their work on a wide array of projects aimed at improving access to public health everywhere from Tompkins County to Tanzania, as part of the 2022 Global and Public Health Experiential Learning Symposium, held...

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Ten professors from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are among the most highly cited researchers in the world.

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