Welcome to the Food Research Institute
The Food Research Institute (FRI) is the portal to food safety at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Our resources include expertise in microbiology, food science, dairy science, meat science, veterinary medicine, plant pathology, and food allergy. FRI conducts basic and applied research on foodborne bacteria, molds, protozoa and viruses; we focus on microbial and toxin detection systems, pre-harvest and post-harvest intervention strategies, and mitigating diet-related diseases.
Our sponsors participate in collaborative research with FRI faculty and the highly regarded Applied Food Safety Laboratory, which works with Listeria, Clostridium, Bacillus, enterohemorrhagic E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Salmonella in a wide variety of refrigerated and shelf-stable foods. We are a recognized process authority for pasteurized process cheese products. Customized literature reviews and training sessions and industry sabbaticals are also available.
FRI gives thanks: Kikkoman Scholarship in honor of Dr. Edwin (Mike) Foster (Supporting Food Safety)
FRI faculty Sindelar and Glass in the news: "New antimicrobial agents from natural sources" (About FRI: FRI and UW news)
FRI Food Safety Reviews: "Review of Epidemiology of Foodborne Listeriosis" (Food Safety Reviews)
Feb 4, 2014 Seminar "Pamela Ruegg, UW-Madison Dairy Science, presenter" (more info)
Feb 25, 2014 Seminar "Dr. Joan Bennett, Rutgers University, presenter" (more info)
Mar 4, 2014 Seminar "Michelle Iannucci, Kraft Foods, presenter" (more info)
Mar 18, 2014 Workshop "FRI Better Process Cheese School, March 18-19, 2014 " (more info)
Mar 25, 2014 Seminar "Dr. Jan Peter van Pijkeren, UW-Madison Food Science, presenter" (more info)
Apr 15, 2014 Seminar "Sagan Friant, UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, presenter" (more info)
Apr 29, 2014 Seminar "Amanda King, UW-Madison Animal Sciences/Meat Science, presenter" (more info)
May 21, 2014 Meeting "FRI 2014 Annual Spring Meeting, May 21-22" (more info)
Jul 22, 2014 Workshop "Food Safety & Meat Microbiology School, July 22-24, 2014" (more info)
|The Food Research Institute University of Wisconsin-Madison operates its own laboratories and administers its own research and service programs. For more information about services available from FRI please visit the Applied Food Safety Laboratory and About FRI pages.|