EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State University is joining food and drink makers and sellers to create the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety.
The East Lansing school and the Grocery Manufacturers Association announced the center's creation Monday.
They say the center "will serve as a reliable and unbiased source for information, research, training and analysis on the safe use of chemical ingredients in consumer packaged goods."
They say it will look at the safety of foods, drinks, cosmetics and household consumer products.
The university says the center is modeled on similar centers of expertise at other academic institutions that focus on allergen and microbiological safety.