Established in 1994, the Texas A&M Center for Food Safety (CFS) is an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort revolving around food safety research, Extension, and training activities. Participants involved reside in multiple agencies, academic departments and units within the Texas A&M University System.
The CFS’s mission is to encourage the application of food safety activities across the Texas A&M System; generate and expand food safety research, education and Extension opportunities; enhance visibility of food safety activities; and see that our activities benefit the research, education and outreach missions of the university system.
The CFS’s vision is to become a national and international leader in food safety research. This vision will be fulfilled by cultivating a collaborative, integrated group of research and Extension faculty members and staff; fostering relationships with the food industry; and developing a sophisticated communication portal that attracts external interest and provides outreach and Extension opportunities for CFS members.
- Assist with the identification of external and internal funding opportunities.
- Assist with the development of grants of applications for funding.
- Ensure appropriate faculty members are represented on/at key committees, boards and meetings.
- Enhance the publicity of food safety research and accomplishments.
- Assure that appropriate individuals are included on proposals.
- Coordinate food safety outreach and training efforts.
- Develop and maintain relationships with regulator agencies and other entities that impact food safety.