The Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship Program at Oregon State University is a research program committed to providing the highest quality analytical laboratory research support for:
- Food Safety
- Human safety and exposure assessment
- Environmental integrity preservation
- Quality insurance
To create a Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship Laboratory with dedication to disseminate knowledge and technical resources in a systems approach to Oregon food and human safety, exposure assessment, environmental stewardship, and quality assurance.
The Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship Laboratory is a progressive and responsive research and teaching group with a staff that shares the following values:
- Commitment to quality, efficiency, empathy and client confidentially.
- Current knowledge of area agricultural industries, food safety and quality, and environmental concerns.
- Partnership with agricultural industries and governmental agencies.
- Academic standards: commitment to the advancement of analytical procedures, commitment to state-of-the-art competency.
- Team work, unity, courtesy, open communications, commitment to the mission of the program.
- Personal leadership, positive attitude, enthusiasm, flexibility, motivation, initiative, personal growth, acceptance of responsibility at every level.
- Trust, honesty, integrity and accountability.
The FSES research team's applied analytical and environmental research is responsive, cost effective, and scientifically accountable. The FSES laboratory operates under fully-auditable GLPs. Our program benefits many of Oregon's citizens:
- Growers benefit from increased customer acceptance of Oregon-origin commodities
- Consumer confidence in the wholesomeness of Oregon-produced foods increases
- Oregon's economy and its agricultural sector gains increased marketability of their primary products
- Growers are able to provide data and information to agencies that can calculate actual or anticipated food safety risks from agrochemical residues
- Consumers and growers have greater access to information that supports their concerns about crop damage or the environmental impacts that result from overspray or carryover
- Oregon taxpayers will benefit from the added value of Oregon products and increased consumer confidence in Oregon foods
- Oregon's environmental resources