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Aug 3, 2011
The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), is one of more than 30 institutions awarded a $25 million collaborative grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to strengthen food safety by studying human noroviruses across the food supply chain in an effort to design effective control measures and reduce the number of virus-caused foodborne illnesses.
Aug 3, 2011
NOROVIRUS COLLABORATIVE GRANT:IFSH is part of a multi-institutional research effort to study and mitigate foodborne illnesses associated with viruses
May 11, 2011
The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), today announced that its principal operating center, the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), has entered into a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). CSIRO is Australia's national science agency, with diverse research interests that include robust programs in food processing technology, food safety and nutrition.
Apr 11, 2011
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), today announced that it has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) to develop and enhance cooperative farm-to-fork research initiatives.
Apr 11, 2011
The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), celebrated its official opening with keynote commentary from IIT, state and federal dignitaries and a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 11. More than 100 guests attended the event held in the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) pilot plant from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Apr 11, 2011
On April 11, 2011, VP and Director Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D., will officially announce that the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) will become a principal operating unit within the newly formed Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The IFSH Inaugural Opening and Tour will showcase new facility capabilities to invited industry, government and IIT stakeholders and members of the media.
Apr 6, 2011
An inaugural launch event will mark the National Center for Food Safety and Technology's (NCFST) transition to a principal operating center within the newly formed Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The IFSH inaugural opening and tour will take place on Monday, April 11, from 10:00 am – noon at IIT's Moffett Campus in Bedford Park, IL.
Apr 1, 2011
In the first quarter of 2011, IFSH signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreements with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).
Nov 30, 2010
The Institute for Food Safety and Health (formerly National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), has achieved certification of the institute’s Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory and biocontainment pilot plant. The laboratory certification audit was conducted in October, and the official certificate was issued by World BioHazTec Corp. on Nov. 30, 2010.
Jun 30, 2010
Robert E. Brackett Named Director of the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D. has been named by President John Anderson as the new director and vice president of the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Brackett will be responsible for management of the center and will continue to improve its stature as a national and international leader in the field. Brackett will report directly to IIT’s Provost, Dr. Alan W. Cramb.

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