NECFE products

NECFE Overview


We provide educational materials, workshops, direct assistance, and referrals to appropriate organizations, in the following areas:

  • Product Process Development
  • Product Safety Evaluation
  • Guidance in local, state and Federal Regulatory Compliance
  • Linkages to Business Assistance and Potential Financing Sources
  • Referrals to Local Suppliers and Service Providers
  • Funds for loans and grants are not available through this program.


Our team of professionals has expertise in all aspects of food safety and regulatory compliance. Our director is a Product Process Authority. Teaching, research and extension programs are integrated to support the development and success of agricultural, value-added, food products.


Through the center, entrepreneurs have access to established Cornell facilities such as:

  • Analytical Laboratories for extensive product analysis and methods development.
  • Fruit and Vegetable Technology Pilot Plant offers extensive equipment for a wide variety of processing, testing and scale-up operations. Controlled temperature and humidity rooms are available for storage and shelf-life studies.
  • Vinification and Brewing Technology Laboratory is a pilot plant serving wine makers and brewers for collaborative research and development in winemaking and brewing.
  • Food Processing and Development Laboratory includes a 10,000 ft2 pilot plant equipped with a wide selection of pilot-scale equipment, available for use by clients on a contract basis.
  • USDA Approved Meats Laboratory consists of a federally inspected abatoir for cattle, sheep and swine with chill coolers, freezers, meat processing and vacuum packing equipment
  • Dairy Pilot Plant equipped with cheese, yogurt and ice cream processing capabilities.

Geographical Region

Northeast United States, primarily but not limited to New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut.