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Food Safety Programs

Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University

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, from farm to fork, in reducing foodborne illness risks.

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Fruit and Vegetable Safety: National GAPs Program and Produce Safety Alliance 

The Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) program provides training and materials that support food safety objectives that reduce identified risks in the production of fruits and vegetables.

The Produce Safety Alliance provides fundamental, science-based, on-farm food safety knowledge to fresh fruit and vegetable farmers, packers, regulatory personnel and others interested in the safety of fresh. A major objective of the alliance is to assist the industry in meeting compliance expectations of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). 

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Microbial Food Safety Lab

The application of molecular biology and GIS tools to prevent and reduce microbial food safety hazards from pre-harvest to processing and retail. The Microbial Food Safety Lab has specific expertise in foodborne transmission of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

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