Cornell Leads a Nationwide Effort to Improve Food Safety

The 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act was the largest regulatory overhaul of the food safety system since the 1930s. It represents an important shift at the Food and Drug Administration from reacting to food borne illnesses to preventing them.

Cornell’s Agricultural Experiment Station has been leading the nationwide effort to develop the new rules that will govern fresh produce. They work to help producers implement the new standards, and with an efficient “train-the-trainer” strategy, Cornell is training extension educators who will go out into the field and spread the new practices throughout the country.

The net result will be a safer food supply and a healthier population. Read more about Cornell’s work here!

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