AURORA, Ill. – OSI Group LLC has joined the Univ. of Wisconsin’s Food Research Institute (FRI) as a supporting member. The center operates its own laboratories and conducts independent research on food safety issues to meet community, government and industry needs.

“We are pleased to add our support to the world class programs and faculty at FRI,” said Joe Holt, vice president, Food Safety and Quality for OSI. “We look forward to collaboration with our industry partners to continue to enhance food safety.”

FRI was founded in 1946 at the Univ. of Chicago. The Food Research Institute has been operating within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison since 1966.

“The program’s mission is to catalyze multidisciplinary and collaborative research and promote education and outreach to enhance the safety of the food supply,” according to a release. “FRI is an industry resource for science-based decision making, and many of its projects address immediate concerns and new priorities for the food industry.”