Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety

A female dairy farmer in Senegal pours fresh milk into a container for transport.

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Ahmed Kablan

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Haley Oliver

What We Do

Our mission is to reduce the burden of foodborne illness and break the cycle of disease, malnutrition, and food insecurity.

Foods can be nutritious and available, but if those foods are unsafe, there is no food security. Contaminated foods are estimated to sicken 600 million people a year, contributing to impaired growth and development in children, food insecurity, and barriers to entry into the global food trade. By investing in data-driven approaches to identify the key points for intervention, we support countries in transforming the handling and processing of foods at the household, farm, and market level.

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (Food Safety Innovation Lab) is jointly managed by Purdue and Cornell Universities. We leverage extensive experience in international food safety research, education, and extension to develop and manage a portfolio of food safety and capacity development projects to meet the following objectives:

  • Increasing awareness of food safety
  • Enhancing capacity to conduct food safety research
  • Developing policies that enable conditions for food safety research, translation, and practice
  • Accelerating translational research technologies and practices for households, communities, and the food industry
vegetables in Cambodia market


Learn more about our projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, and Senegal.

Bangladesh fish farmer


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