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Research Overview & Accomplishments

ICFIE logo Both pre- and post- harvest food safety issues are addressed in the laboratory which is part of the International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE).  ICFIE is a collaborative center with faculty members from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and College of Human Sciences.  There are four emphasis areas; 1) Food Safety, 2) Value-Added Processing, 3) Nutrition and 4) Outreach and Education.

We have food safety facilities that are unmatched by any laboratory in the world with a pathogen processing laboratory in the food technology building that has equipment that duplicates equipment in the meat laboratory so we can evaluate the impact of interventions on both the safety and the product quality.  The retail display cases in the laboratory allow us to study pathogen behavior under simulated industry conditions.

PRE-HARVEST FOOD SAFETY PROJECTS & HIGHLIGHTS

POST-HARVEST FOOD SAFETY PROEJCTS & HIGHLIGHTS

EDUCATIONAL & OUTREACH EFFORTS