The Center for Food Safety and Security Systems is built on a foundation of trans-disciplinary research uniquely designed to bring together collaborative teams of the best government and industry researchers, policy makers and academics in the areas of food safety. As an important component of its goal to solve regional, national, and international food production problems, the University of Maryland’s Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3) has established the CFS3 Advisory Council, an institutional membership program for corporations, government agencies, and other parties who are interested in working collaboratively to find practical solutions to food safety and security concerns. This consortium of food safety experts offers members of the CFS3 Advisory Council an unmatched opportunity to actively participate in innovative research, education and outreach that address today’s pressing food safety and security issues.

The underlying concept of the CFS3 Advisory Council is that the complex nature of food protection in today’s global marketplace requires the expertise and involvement of institutions and organizations that can lead to effective systems-based solutions that are scientifically sound and provide the flexibility needed to address the vast diversity that is characteristic of the food industry.

How Membership Benefits You

As a member of the CFS3 Advisory Board you will enjoy the following benefits to help your organization meet its food safety program goals:


  • Opportunity to work with the core faculty of CFS3 and its internal and external affiliated faculty members to propose, develop, and implement programs that leverage Advisory Council resources through its response to external funding opportunities.
  • Ability to prioritize, monitor, collaborate and participate in ongoing CFS3 Advisory Council funded projects
  • Access
  • Ongoing, timely access to the results being achieved by the Center’s programs and projects prior to their release to the public.
  • The opportunity to form networks and collaborative teams with other institutional members to benefit your company in research and/or programming in areas of mutual interest
  • Ongoing communication access to food safety and security information to stay abreast of the rapidly changing global marketplace for foods.
  • Access to state of the art facilities and a renowned research program at the University of Maryland


  • Assistance with facilitating your specialized educational program needs
  • Priority enrollment in CFS3 short courses, workshops, seminars, and training programs

How to Get Your "Seat at the Table"

To find out more about how your organization can be a part of the innovative problem-solving team at CFS3, please contact:

Robert L. Buchanan, Director