Department of Food Science

The Department of Food Science in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Food Science.

Food Science News

Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in mice
June 19, 2017
A compound made from grape skins and grape seeds killed colon cancer stem cells in mice, according to researchers. The study, along with previous studies on the low incidence of colon cancer in populations that tend to eat plants, may also offer clues to the role that foods play in suppressing and treating cancer.
Penn State Extension educators develop plan to educate plain sect on food safety
June 14, 2017
Penn State Extension educators have developed food-safety training programs to accommodate the cultural norms of plain sect — Amish and Mennonite — farmers.
Penn State Food Science Department marks 'first' in USDA's GenomeTrakr
June 5, 2017
The Department of Food Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently became the first such department in the country — and the University became one of just a few academic institutions — to take the lead for their state in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's GenomeTrakr network.
Gift to Penn State will support ongoing research in food safety, energy
May 24, 2017
When it comes to global challenges, there are none more pressing to Penn State alumni Frank and Janet Glasgow Dudek than food safety and clean energy. They are passionate about finding solutions to those challenges, and that's why they are providing $50,000 to Penn State to lead the way.
Penn State Dairy Products Evaluation team members win awards at contest
May 10, 2017
A student team representing the Food Science Department in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences took first place in the yogurt category of the 95th Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest, held April 12 in Madison, Wisconsin.