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...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • 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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News

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.
  • Institute for Food Safety
  • Food Science
  • Food

Upcoming Events

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Webinar

Join us for the last session of Dairy Foods Virtual Office Hours in 2022, where we will talk about new and emerging technologies that are sparking the interest of the dairy industry.
  • Institute for Food Safety
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Webinar

Are you interested in exploring whether a manure and food waste co-digestion enterprise might be feasible at your dairy? This webinar will present the economic feasibility of two scenarios of anaerobic co-digestion on a case dairy farm located...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
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Conference

For 400 years, the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy) have interacted with New York officials over matters of war and peace, trade and commerce, and confiscation of Haudenosaunee lands and wealth. Throughout this long period, New...
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
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Lecture

In March 1925, Cayuga Chief and Haudenosaunee spokesman Deskaheh delivered a radio address in Rochester, NY that condemned Canada’s recent dismantling of the hereditary council at Six Nations of the Grand River, the last remaining traditional...
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program