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Jeff Farber

FSQA Graduate Coordinator, CRIFS Director, Professor (Food Science)

Photo of Jeff Farber in a suit jacket standing in front of a street

Jeffrey Farber is director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety (CRIFS) at the University of Guelph and coordinator for the Food Safety and Quality Assurance graduate program. Farber comes to the university from Health Canada, where he was director of the Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate in the Health Products and Food Branch. His research interests and expertise focus on foodborne pathogens in relation to meat, dairy, seafood and produce safety. Farber has edited four books, and produced around 150 publications.

Food from Thought project(s): 1) A modeling framework to predict foodborne outbreaks.  2) Characterizing the microbial ecology and functional diversity of bacterial communities from imported, ready-to-eat (RTE) foods and plant ecosystem to control foodborne pathogens
Project category: Pathogens in Food and Livestock Research

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