The Food Safety Innovation Lab (FSIL) is the most recent addition to Purdue's international research portfolio. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded Purdue a $10 million grant for this lab on August 13, 2019. The FSIL is directed by Haley Oliver, an associate professor of food science. Purdue is collaborating with Cornell University to develop programs to improve food safety in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Senegal.
The Food Safety Innovation Lab focuses on:
Improving awareness of the need for food safety measures.
Supporting local research on food safety issues.
Building policy and engagement efforts to disseminate information about food safety research.
Developing best practices that can be used by households, communities and commercial stakeholders.