FRI to celebrate 70th anniversary at 2016 Spring Meeting

The Food Research Institute (FRI) is marking a major milestone in 2016, celebrating 70 years since it was founded at the University of Chicago and 50 years since it joined UW-Madison as part of CALS.

FRI will commemorate its anniversary at its 2016 Spring Meeting on May 18–19 at the Fluno Center. Registration is now open for the scientific program, which will highlight FRI’s past research contributions while also looking at the future of food safety. Other topics that will be covered include: produce safety, new detection methods, microbial evolution, and regulatory updates from FDA, USDA, and Health Canada. Dr. Michael Doyle, Director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia, will present the William C. Frazier Memorial Award Lecture on “Unprecedented Challenges in Producing and Serving Safe Foods.”

In addition to the scientific program, there will be a complimentary picnic on the evening of May 17 at Dejope Hall, near the grounds of the original FRI building. FRI friends from past or present are invited to attend.

For more information about FRI and anniversary events, visit the FRI website.