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Do you have a food product you’d like to bring to market? We can help!

Visit our LINK BELOW for instructions and the submission form needed to request a product review and safety validation:


Our team of professionals has expertise in all aspects of food safety and regulatory compliance and we are a Recognized Process Authority. Teaching, research and extension programs are integrated to support the development and success of agricultural, value-added, food products.


Through the center, entrepreneurs have access, for a fee, to established Cornell facilities such as:

  • Cornell Food Venture Center Pilot Plant offers extensive state of the art equipment for a wide variety of processing, testing and scale-up operations. Controlled temperature and humidity rooms are available for storage and shelf-life studies. Located at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, NY.
  • Vinification and Brewing Technology Laboratory is a pilot plant serving wine makers and brewers for collaborative research and development in winemaking and brewing. Located at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, NY.
  • Food Processing and Development Laboratory includes a 10,000 ft2 pilot plant equipped with a wide selection of pilot-scale equipment, available for use by clients on a contract basis. Located in Stocking Hall, Ithaca, NY.
  • Dairy Pilot Plant equipped with cheese, yogurt and ice cream processing capabilities. Located in Stocking Hall, Ithaca, NY.

Important Message Regarding COVID-19

Updates regarding COVID-19
We are happy to announce that The Cornell Food Venture Center laboratory is RE-OPENING! CFVC will officially be accepting samples as of June 15th.

Cornell University is closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and has been taking proactive measures to prevent the spread of the virus.   The physical office of the Cornell Food Venture Center has been closed since mid-March and our services have been limited; however, our team has been working from remote locations throughout this time to continuously address industry food safety needs.  The university has now approved a plan for the Food Venture Center to open on a restrictive basis starting June 15th.   To ensure the health and safety of our staff, colleagues and community we will only be on-site to perform lab analyses; all other work will continue to operate from remote locations until further notice.  Again, we will be accepting new samples for lab analysis, however all in-person meetings and workshops are postponed until further notice.

Please refer to the IFS Website for up-to-date information.

Please stay safe, and we will continue to support you to the best of our ability.