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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 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.

Professors to field food industry COVID-19 queries

Mar 23, 2020

Three Cornell food science professors will hold special online “office hours” on March 23 at 4 p.m. to answer questions from food industry representatives on the burgeoning COVID-19 crisis.

Food scientists slice time off salmonella identification process

Mar 5, 2020

Researchers from Cornell, the Mars Global Food Safety Center in Beijing, and the University of Georgia have developed a method for completing whole-genome sequencing to determine salmonella serotypes in just two hours and the whole identification process within eight hours.