IFSH and USDA-ARS Sign Five-Year Memorandum of Understanding

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.

Under the agreement, IFSH and USDA-ARS will work closely together to create new, and support existing, cooperative research programs and knowledge exchanges within the broad scope of innovation in food safety, food processing science and human nutrition. The organizations will jointly explore and coordinate research activities of interest and work

toward long-term cooperation in agricultural research and development programs. "IFSH's continued partnership with USDA-ARS underscores our organizations' mutual commitment to creating innovative research initiatives that will enhance food safety and nutrition for all consumers," said IFSH Vice President and Director Robert E. Brackett, PhD.