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Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition

The Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN) leads research, education, and Extension programs in food safety and nutrition. The two divisions within IFNS address food safety challenges due to foodborne pathogens – both emerging pathogens and those that are familiar, but growing resistant to treatment – and improve the health and nutrition of citizens, and reduce childhood obesity.  IFSN programs include the Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), which improves diets and food-related behaviors of participants.  Each year EFNEP reaches about a million Americans in all 50 states, 6 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.


  • Division of Food Safety
  • Division of Nutrition


Deputy Director: Robert Holland


Phone: 202-720-0740
Fax: 202-720-7803

Official Mail:
Mail Stop 2225
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC    20250-2225

Shipping Address:
800 9th St., SW, Rm. 2459
Washington, DC    20024

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Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition Factsheet