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UW-Madison Food Research Institute


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Sponsorship Benefits

Many benefits accrue from industrial sponsorship. [Click here for an overview of Sponsorship Benefits in PDF format.]

Portal to the vast resources at the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus for food safety information including experts in microbiology, food science, animal and meat sciences, veterinary medicine, plant pathology, engineering, dairy research, and many others.

Consultation with FRI faculty at no charge. However, consultation requiring extensive work and/or travel results in a consulting fee. Click here for more info.

Access to collaborative research at reduced sponsor rate with the highly regarded Applied Food Safety Laboratory having capabilities to work with Clostridium botulinum, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, and E. coli O157:H7 as well as other foodborne microorganisms in a wide variety of refrigerated and shelf-stable foods. The laboratory is a recognized process authority for pasteurized process cheese products. Sponsored research with other faculty members is welcomed and encouraged.

Several Literature Reviews per year reviewing emerging food safety concerns.

Customized literature reviews (contact Ellin Doyle for information) on specific food protection issues; additional fee for extensive reviews and development of white papers.

Rapid access to significant findings generated from FRI research through biweekly FRESH (Food Research & Education Seminar Highlights) speakers, updates in newsletters, at annual and special meetings, and personal communication with FRI and affiliated faculty. Publication in refereed journals usually takes a year after a project is completed.

Conferences and seminars (Click here for more info)

  • Biweekly FRESH during fall and spring semesters; attend in person, as a webinar, or download select presentations from the FRI website
  • FRI Annual Conference, featuring our own project reports plus presentations on related subjects by speakers from other institutions and government agencies
  • Focus on Food Safety Symposia on select issues facing the food industry
  • Better Process Cheese School for safe production of low-acid canned food process cheese
  • Other customized training sessions can be developed by coordination with UW-Madison faculty
  • Reduced rate registration for all conferences; no charge for participation at FRESH seminars

Regular communications including FRI eNews, FRI Newsletter, and FRI e-Alert provide readers with the latest developments on exceptional issues and pertinent publications affecting the food industry.

Third-party contact with regulatory agencies regarding issues and problems.

Well-trained graduates as potential employees.

A location for your employees to learn and work on problems with a pathogen.

Sponsors Only section with web access to recorded presentations from biweekly FRESH seminar speakers and select conferences, monthly eNews archive, and recent literature reviews. Contact Kathleen Glass to request access codes (user name and password).