National Dairy Food Safety Coalition

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

COVID-19 is already changing the way we interact with and produce food.  Over the coming weeks the impact of these changes will only increase. To do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, the Cornell Food Safety Extension Team has begun working remotely, holding web meetings, and postponing non-essential travel. We are aware of the many questions and challenges facing our food industry partners and greater community during these uncertain times. While we are practicing physical, social distancing, in this digitally interconnected world we want you to know that we are not socially apart. The Cornell Food Safety Extension Team is here to support you and provide resources so that you can more readily navigate these challenging conditions.  In that spirit, we are providing information and resources via the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University and through our newsletters, that we hope will aid you in the management of COVID-19 related challenges.  We will continue to provide updates via these resources as the situation changes and new information becomes available.


The Cornell Food Safety Extension Team

Sam Alcaine, Betsy Bihn, Kim Bukowski, Chris Gerling, Michele Humiston, Anna Katherine Mansfield, Carmen Moraru, Olga Padilla-Zakour, Rob Ralyea, Gavin Sacks, Aljosa Trmcic, Martin Wiedmann, Randy Worobo, and Bruno Xavier.

General COVID-19 Resources

Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University COVID-19 Resources



The National Dairy Food Safety Coalition’s mission is to support artisan dairy producers – cheese, yogurt, milk, ice cream, cultured products, and other dairy-based foods – in their pursuit of reviewing, implementing, and improving their food safety practices.

The Coalition provides support through three mechanisms:

  1. Nationally run coaching workshops designed to help Artisan’s distill food safety regulations and develop food safety plans specific to their businesses.
  2. Access to food safety experts, through our coaching and student fellows program, for consultations and food safety questions.
  3. Access to online resources for food safety education and food safety plan development.

No question is too small and no challenge too big, the National Dairy Food Safety Coalition is here to serve as an active resource for the Artisan Dairy community, whether you’re just starting a business, want a double check on what you’re already doing, or need assistance if you’re experiencing a food safety related challenges.

Have a question? Don’t know where to start?

Simply reach out to or give us a call at 315-787-2600.