A food ingredient safety center is headed to Michigan State University.

Officials say the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety 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 including foods, beverages, cosmetics and household consumer products.

Leon Bruner, Chief Science Officer with the Grocery Manufacturers Association, says the center will be an independent resource that provides unbiased analysis and information on the safety of ingredients used in foods and consumers products.

The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety will be modeled after already existing centers of expertise at other academic institutions, which focus on allergen and microbiological safety.

It will be located at MSU and governed by an advisory board that will include academic, industry, nongovernmental organizations and regulatory representatives.