The Food Industry Center (TFIC) is a national collaboration of scholars made up of faculty, students, and industry leaders from across the nation and the world who address the issues of an efficient, ethical, healthy, safe, and sustainable food system. The Center addresses cross-sector issues through developing and disseminating data and analysis focused on how food moves from farm to fork. TFIC was founded in 1995 at the University as one of several Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Centers and the only one that studies the food industry. The Center has an illustrious history of conducting primary research on the food industry and offering forums on current industry topics and best practices. Originally established as The Retail Food Industry Center, the Center changed its name to The Food Industry Center in 2001 to accurately portray the breadth of food industry studies it conducts.