The Food Research Institute hosts outreach events throughout the year to communicate information on food safety issues to sponsors and other interested people at the university and in the community.
Our Annual Meeting is held in the Spring in Madison to highlight research conducted by core faculty and affiliates and includes discussions on current food safety concerns. The Focus on Food Safety symposia, devoted to specific topics such as sodium reduction or water quality, are usually held in the Fall (Meetings & Symposia; past events: Meeting Archive). FRI also collaborates with other groups on and off campus in organizing meetings on topics such as food import safety and food supplements.
During the academic year our biweekly (September – May) FRESH seminar series brings noted researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and elsewhere to present information on important food safety issues. Attend in person or via webinar, or download select presentations from the FRESH archive.
Workshops and short courses on practical aspects of cheese and meat safety are also held annually (Training: Workshops).
FRI Better Process Cheese School (more info)
Genetic Engineering of Lactic Acid Bacteria (more info)
The Bushmeat Trade: Pathways for Zoonotic Disease Exposure in Rural West Africa (more info)
Amanda King, UW-Madison Animal Sciences/Meat Science, discusses investigations on the impact of nitrite and natural antimicrobials on the microbiological safety of meats (more info)
FRI 2014 Annual Spring Meeting (more info)
Food Safety & Meat Microbiology School (more info)