Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Linkages at IFSH

In 1988, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Illinois Institute of Technology established the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) to serve as a link to the food and food-related industries. Now part of IIT's Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), NCFST continues to operate under this unique cooperative agreement as a place where university, government and industry scientists work side-by- side on the development, validation and implementation of food processing and packaging technologies critical for food safety. Other important FDA / IFSH linkages include The Clostridium Botulinum Database, The Package Integrity and Internet Information Resource, The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), The Sprout Safety Alliance (SSA), links to important FDA Webpages, and a listing of all FDA Staff situated at IFSH.