Food Safety Lab

Food Safety Lab group members


The Food Safety Laboratory and Milk Quality Improvement Program represent a combined group that is led by Professors Kathryn Boor and Martin Wiedmann in the Department of Food Science. This group is united by a common mission:

Program Vision: 

Moving the world toward safer, more wholesome food

Program Mission:

Through innovative research, education and outreach, improve the microbial safety and quality of the global food supply

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Cornell joins call to up fed investment in agricultural research

Jun 14, 2016
Thirteen prominent research institutions in the United States joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science.  “Unlike the United States, China doubled its agricultural research and development funding investment between 2001 and 2008, resulting in an investment equivalent to $4 billion and a transformation of their economy,” said Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell. 
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FSL Alumnus Leader in Superbug Research

May 31, 2016
Patrick McGann, chief of molecular research for the Multidrug Resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, was part of the team that found the mcr-1 gene in E.coli from a patient suffering from a urinary tract infection.  This gene confers bacterial resistance to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic. Read more