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

Sales of Creamery flavor to support THON, fight against childhood cancer
February 19, 2018
Penn State Berkey Creamery has created a new ice cream flavor, "THON Gold Ribbon Ripple," and it's For The Kids.
Research aims to help cacao producers, chocolate makers boost profits
February 15, 2018
Craft chocolate — made with fine flavor cacao beans and valued for its distinctive flavors and high quality — is gaining a fast following, and research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is aimed at helping bean growers and bar makers benefit from this trend.
Penn State Berkey Creamery stands out in state cheese competition
February 8, 2018
The Penn State Berkey Creamery took home a slice of the glory in the Cheese Competition held during the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg last month
Penn State Grape and Wine Team boosts industry through research, education
December 19, 2017
The Penn State Grape and Wine Team supports the growing grape and wine industry through cutting-edge research and outreach that addresses grape and wine production and quality challenges, with particular emphasis on Pennsylvania and the eastern United States.
Extending food safety training to other countries could save lives
December 14, 2017
Food safety practices that Americans take for granted — washing hands with soap, refrigeration, and not cutting raw meat and vegetables on the same surface without disinfection — are not widely practiced in other places around the world, and researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences want to change that.

Upcoming Events

Food Packaging Short Course
Event Canceled
When: March 6-8, 2018
Where: Rodney A. 252 Erickson Food Science Building
Advanced HACCP
When: March 13-14, 2018
Where: University Park, PA
Mushroom Food Safety Update for Supervisors and Managers (English) - Concordville, PA
When: March 19, 2018
Where: Wyndham Garden Glen Mills, Concordville, PA
Food Safety Training for Mushroom Growers and Packers (Conducted In Spanish) - Concordville, PA
When: March 22, 2018
Where: Wyndham Garden Glen Mills, Concordville, PA