Center for Animal Health and Food Safety

College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota

136 Andrew Boss Laboratory
1354 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-625-8709
Fax: 612-624-4906
Contact: William D. Hueston, DVM, MS, Ph.D., Director

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Bioscience Field

Animal/food surveillance services
Basic and applied research


The Center contributes to the safety and security of the global food system and significantly strengthens Minnesota's ability to anticipate and respond to emerging issues and imminent threats from animal and foodborne diseases.

Programs and Services

The Center for Animal Health and Food Safety plays a leadership role in assuring food safety from the farm to the consumer. It does this regionally and nationally through:

The Center focuses its attention on five critical areas:

Technical Support Contact