Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety

ITHACA, N.Y. – To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, according to new research published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Rain or irrigation creates soil conditions that are more hospitable to Listeria monocytogenes, which when ingested may cause […]

Dial up food safety information with free app

Media note: Images of the app can be downloaded at, https://cornell.box.com/FoodKeeper ITHACA, N.Y. – For those who have wondered if Tuesday’s leftovers are still good, whether a chicken breast has been cooked to the correct temperature or how to keep food safe during a power outage, now there’s an app for that. Developed by Cornell University, the […]

Bacteria Be Gone! New Technology Keeps Bacteria From Sticking to Surfaces

Just as the invention of nonstick pans was a boon for chefs, a new type of nanoscale surface that bacteria can’t stick to holds promise for applications in the food processing, medical and even shipping industries. The technology, developed collaboratively by researchers from Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, uses an electrochemical process called anodization […]

Leading the whey – Cornell at forefront of dairy safety outreach

ITHACA, N.Y. – Any way you slice it, brine it or age it, Cornell’s Food Science Dairy Extension Program faculty and professionals are helping New York cheesemakers and dairy producers provide safe, high-quality products for consumers. “The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Department of Food Science are committed to working with federal […]

$1.5M gift from Chobani supports dairy innovation

ITHACA, N.Y. – By producing 692 million pounds of yogurt, New York surpassed California as the top producer in the United States in 2012. A $1.5 million gift from industry leader Chobani, a New Berlin, N.Y.-based company, will support research and workforce training in dairy quality to help maintain New York’s competitive edge. “Today is […]

Government shutdown and the safety of your food

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Government shutdown and the safety of your food Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 Randy Worobo, leading food science and food safety expert, and professor of Food Science at Cornell University, is available to discuss the implications of the current government shutdown on federal food-safety monitoring and what it means for consumers. […]