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The International Food Safety Network (iFSN) is much more than our laboratory, hence its name. Itís a team of dedicated individuals who share a common purpose of enhancing the safety of the food supply from farm-to-fork. Originally centered around five electronic listserves, which distribute information to hundreds of thousands of individuals daily in over 70 countries, iFSN has expanded to become an international repository of food safety-related information, providing research, analysis, commentary and individual support (for growers, retailers, consumers, etc.) on all aspects of the farm-to-fork food chain.

Hunger for food safety information from students, educators, consumers, producers, researchers, health professionals and many others is the challenge that drives us in what we do, to help strengthen food safety activities in all aspects of food provision. We love what we do, but we need your help to continue to provide the services that so many have come to rely on: consumer and student outreach, information research, on-line resources, collaborative projects, evaluation and analysis, and an unequalled capacity to address current and emerging food safety concerns.

Balancing our services with our resources is a continuing challenge. To provide financial support to iFSN, please click here

This will take you to a page where you are asked for some general information, and then additional steps to complete the transaction. For information on collaboration or fee-for-service opportunities, please contact Dr. Doug Powell.

A heartfelt thank you to our supporters and colleagues who have helped to build iFSN; we ask and encourage you to continue.