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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 October 14-15, IFSH, in conjunction with the Food Research Institute and the USDA, will be hosting a conference on Food Allergens: Best Practices For Assessing, Managing, and Communicating the Risks.  For more information, see the Conference Homepage.

    IFSH will host a Technical Session of the Chicago Section of IFT on October 22nd.   The Session entitled, Regulatory Reflexes, will focus on how to interpret the finalized FSMA ruling as well as how to balance effective Marketing and sound R&D practices.  For more information, see IFT's Website.

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

    Members may now access the 2014 Annual Report of Research.


    IFSH will be exhibiting at IFT's Annual Suppliers' Night on November 11, 2015. To learn more about IFSH's new Food Innovation Research Exchange, as well as other research capabilities and services offered by IFSH, visit Booth 771. 

    IFSH Director Robert Brackett will be a panelist at the IFT Annual Supplier's Night Preventive Controls Showcase.  For more information, see the Preventive Controls Showcase Flyer.

    The Preventive Controls Rules Are Final!

    The Preventive Controls for Human Food rule and Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule are now final, and compliance dates for some businesses begin in September 2016.

    The preventive controls final rules announced today are the result of an extensive outreach effort, and incorporate thousands of public comments, including valuable input from farmers, consumers, the food industry and academic experts, to create a flexible and targeted approach to ensuring food safety.

    Questions On Prenventive Controls May Be Submitted

    For questions about the Preventive Controls regulations for human food and / or animal food,  please submit your questions electronically to FDA’s FSMA Technical Assistance Network at

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



      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.




    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...

    Last modified: 10/06/2015 14:13:18

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