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    Institute for
    Food Safety
    and Health

    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Moffett Campus
    6502 South Archer Rd.
    Bedford Park, IL 60501-1957
    (P) 708.563.1576

    Welcome to IFSH

    The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) is a one-of-a-kind applied food research institute that provides stakeholders the opportunity to develop and exchange knowledge, experience, and expertise to address key issues in food safety, food defense, and nutrition. Powered by a singular combination of in-depth expertise and research capabilities, IFSH’s collaborative research model helps stakeholders define and design innovative and practical approaches to solving real-world challenges in food industry operations.

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    On September 28-29 IFSH will be holding a symposium on Whole-Genome Sequencing for Food Safety. For more details, see the Symposium Agenda

    IFSH Annual Meeting, 2016
    September 27-28, 2016
    Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
    Burr Ridge, IL

    For more information on the 2016 IFSH Annual Meeting, see the Tentative Meeting Agenda

    Members may register at the 2016 Annual Meeting Page

    IFSH has received FDA acceptance of a pressure enhanced sterilization process for commercial production of multi-component shelf-stable foods.  For more details, see the complete article in Food Safety Magazine.

    IFSH conducts a monthly Seminars Series.

    A research paper on Advances in Pathogen Detection, co-authored by an IFSH staff member, is available in Food Technology Magazine

    The most current version of the IFSH Newsletter may be accessed here.


    The FSPCA periodically conducts Preventive Controls for Human Food Participant Courses.  For dates, times, and registration information, click here.

    Course Description:
     The Current Good Manufacturing Practice,  Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls”.  This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

    IFSH / IIT Assistant Professor Kathiravan Krishnamurthy was interviewed by IFT
    on the Student Association's Science Meets Food blog, featuring Kathiravan Krishnamurthy of the Nonthermal Processing Division!

    Britt Burton-Freeman, Director of IFSH's Center for Nutrition Research, discusses the scoop on new dietary guidelines for Americans in an article in Chicago Health.

    IFSH recently contributed to an article in Food Technology Magazine.

    A White Paper produced from last years Preventive Controls Summit is now available for download.


    Employment Opportunities With IFSH And With IFSH Member Companies

    For a list of job openings at IFSH and with IFSH Member Companies, see our Employment Webpage.




    Download the new IFSH brochure (.pdf) and find out more about how we provide commonsense science, uncommonly practiced.

    How Do I Become a Member?

    Visit our Corporate Partners page to find out how IFSH membership can benefit your company’s food protection and nutrition research programs.

    IFSH Inaugural Opening Video is on YouTube

    A video recording of the Institute for Food Safety and Health's April 11 Inaugural Opening Event is available on YouTube. Watch now...


      Fueling Innovation: The Capital Campaign for the Illinois Institute of Technology

    IIT's Fueling Innovation Campaign is a $250 million dollar initiative to educate the next generation of innovators.  Visit the campaign's Video and Website for more information.
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