The Cornell Institute of Food Science (CIFS) is a multidisciplinary program that coordinates activities related to food science and food technology at Cornell University. Through its teaching, research and outreach programs, the faculty of the Institute provide education and training for students, conduct basic and applied research and offer technical information and assistance to the food industry.
Founded in 1970, the institute is a world leader in food science education and research. The program currently includes about sixty faculty and staff members from eight departments and institutes.
The Cornell Institute of Food Science is an educational institute whose mission is to educate undergraduate and graduate students for careers in the food industry, academia, and government; to promote and facilitate research programs that will enhance the wholesomeness and availability of food and add value to raw agricultural products, with a particular emphasis on New York State products; and to transfer research-based information and technology to consumers and the food systems of New York State, the nation, and the world.