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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2022 Annual Report Cover

Food Safety News

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News

  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center
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News

Utilizing hybrid cultivars bred to thrive in the Northeast, the New York Tree Crops Alliance is working to establish a commercial market for New York-grown tree nuts. Formed in 2019, the New York Tree Crops Alliance is a cooperative of 10...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center
Graduate students Danielle Heaney and April Huang pose with cucumbers they are preparing for research at the High Pressure Processing Validation Center.

Field Note

Danielle Heaney, a graduate student in the lab of Olga Padilla-Zakour, interim director of Cornell AgriTech and director of the Cornell Food Venture Center (CFVC), has been working to improve an American consumer favorite: pickles. Collaborating...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center
  • Food Science
A jar of Amish shiitake mushroom sauce on a table with a plate and other food packaging surrounding it.

News

With Cornell's help, an Amish farmer grows shiitake mushrooms and solves his financial woes, and an entrepreneur and a chef, both from China, use the mushrooms for a sauce that is now on the market.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Cornell Food Venture Center

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
Bottled Juice

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