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Welcome

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

Program Diversity Statement:

We value the perspectives and contributions of a diverse representation of scientists, inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, neurodiversity, religion, class, nationality, and disability status. We are committed to actively cultivating a climate in which all of our faculty, students and staff are given an equitable opportunity to pursue scientific discovery in an inclusive and supportive environment.

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Food scientists create national atlas for deadly listeria

Aug 6, 2021

Among the deadliest of foodborne pathogens, Listeria monocytogenes soon may become easier to track down in food recalls and other investigations, thanks to a new genomic and geological mapping tool created by Cornell food scientists.

The national atlas will tell scientists where listeria and other related species reside within the contiguous United States, which could help them trace and pinpoint sources of listeria found in ingredients, food processing facilities and finished products, according to research published July 15 in Nature Microbiology.

Food scientists mentor international COVID-19 task force

Dec 10, 2020

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 University (IFS@CU).

Food safety lab grants $2.9M for new global projects

Nov 16, 2020

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, co-located at Cornell and Purdue University, has announced $2.9 million in grants for research projects to improve food safety and prevent foodborne illness in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya and Senegal.