Food Allergy Research and Resource Program

FARRP was established in 1995 as a cooperative venture between the University of Nebraska and seven founding industry charter members.  Today, FARRP has more than 70 member companies, more than one dozen staff members and several graduate students.  FARRP has two primary missions:

Mission 1
Develop and provide the food industry with credible information, expert opinions, tools, and services relating to allergenic foods.

Mission 2
Develop and provide the agricultural biotechnology industry with credible information, expert opinions, tools, and services relating to novel foods and food ingredients including genetically modified products.

FARRP takes a comprehensive approach working with and collaborating with research institutions, governmental authorities, consumer groups, and scientific societies around the globe to share our experience and knowledge to improve the safety of food products for consumers with food allergies and sensitivities.

News Flash

Dr. Taylor attends CIFSQ in China
Dr. Steve Taylor, Professor, Food Science and Technology and Co-Director of FARRP at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Dr. Samuel Godefroy, Director General, Food Directorate at Health Canada attending the China International Food Safety and Quality (CIFSQ) Conference, November 5-6, 2014 in Shanghai, China

Dr. Taylor and Dr. Godefroy along with Alice Lee, Co-Director of the ARC Training Centre at the University of New South Wales; co-chaired a session during the conference on "Food Allergen Management – Towards Broader Convergence Amongst APEC Economies." The next CIFSQ conference is scheduled for November 4-5, 2015 in Beijing, China. Additional information will be posted on www.chinafoodsafety.com

Announcing the
2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem)
"Chemical Networking: Building Bridges Across the Pacific"
Honolulu, Hawaii December 15-20, 2015

This Congress is held approximately every five years and is sponsored jointly by the American Chemical Society, the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Chemical Society of Japan, the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the Korean Chemical Society and the Chinese Chemical Society. It emphasizes the collaborative nature of chemistry as a multidisciplinary science and the opportunities to network with Pan-Pacific research groups.

The FARRP Faculty Steve Taylor and Joe Baumert, along with Samuel Godefroy, Health Canada; Alice Lee, University of New South Wales; Masahiro Shoji, Morinaga; and Hiroshi Akiyama, Japan National Institute of Health Sciences will host and develop a food allergens session during the analytical technical symposia.

Visit the Pacifichem website for additional details http://www.pacifichem.org/
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The FARRP Analytical Laboratory has received A2LA/ISO accreditation. Click here for a pdf of the certificate.

Updated 12 January, 2015

Student and Post-Doc Opportunities!

FARRP provides research training opportunities for:

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Postdoctoral Scientists
  • Visiting Scientists
Learn More!


Important Holiday Closedown Information

FARRP will be closed on the following Holidays:
  • Independence Day - July 3, 2015
  • Labor Day - September 7, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Break -
    Thursday, November 26, 2015 and will reopen Monday, November 30, 2015
  • Christmas/New Year Break -
    Thursday, December 24, 2015, and will reopen Monday, January 4, 2016
  • Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 18, 2016
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2016