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The Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) plays a key role in protecting people from animal diseases and food-borne illnesses. Since its inception in 2001, CAHFS has responded to emerging animal health, public health, and food safety issues by partnering with local, national and international stakeholders to improve food safety and public health. High-quality work that is based on interdisciplinary engagement and responsiveness to the issues at hand are the hallmark of CAHFS.
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Endowed Chair of Global Animal Health and Food Safety

We are currently recruiting a senior faculty member for an Endowed Chair in Global Animal Health and Food Safety. Completed applications will be accepted until October 31, 2014.

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 Farm to Table 2014 Farm to Table 2014 - Costa Rica

Come and join us on November 2nd - November 7th as we explore the food system from farm-to-table in Costa Rica consisting of site visits along the food supply chains, discussions with government and private sector leaders, and integrating skills in food safety, animal health, and public health. Register here. 

CAHFS PEDV course Course to Explore PEDV & Assessing Biosecurity in the Feed Supply Chain

The University of Minnesota’s ADVET-S program is offering a new online course on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) focusing on the assessment of biosecurity in the swine feed supply chain. This course, conducted by faculty from the University of Minnesota including Drs. Peter Davies, Tim Snider and Montserrat Torremorell, will be held from October 6 -19, 2014.

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Assessing & Assessing Biosecurity in the Swine Feed Supply Chain


Save the Date: March 21-27, 2015  Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations Program 

Block your calendars now for the week long program designed to expand participants’ networks among key global leaders and provide new skills for effectively engaging intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).

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North America:  Chikungunya Virus Hits Mainland U.S.

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