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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.

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.

May 5, 2017

A team of food science researchers from Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences are launching a promising new venture to produce a line of all-natural, vibrant food colors, dubbed AvoColor, using a compound derived from the seed of the avocado.

April 27, 2017

A diet supplemented with soy protein may be an effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases, Penn State researchers reported after completing a study that included mice and cultured human colon cells.

April 17, 2017

A team of food science graduate students won the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest and $7,500 grand prize on April 13 after pitching and serving judges pasta made with cricket flour.

April 12, 2017

A student team representing the Food Science Department in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently took first place in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Central Atlantic Area College Bowl competition

April 11, 2017

Food Science is the latest graduate program to partner with the college's Office of International Programs to offer the International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dual-title degree, a unique course of study that provides students with international perspectives and expertise to strengthen their primary graduate degree.

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April 4, 2017

Dr. Stephen J. Knabel was recognized for Research Excellence by Gamma Sigma Delta chapter on March 30, 2017 during the “Celebration of Excellence Event” held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Penn State Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta.

March 16, 2017

This month, the Penn State Berkey Creamery is launching Flavor Madness, an online tournament to crown the most popular flavor.

February 20, 2017

A program developed by Penn State food scientists is training students in Armenia on food safety practices and procedures, with an eye toward improving the safety of the country's food supply chain — from crop production and processing to packaging, handling, marketing and consumption.

February 8, 2017

James (Jim) P. Zallie and Helen Zallie, of Lake Forest, Illinois, have pledged $20,000 each year over the next five years to enhance research in the field of sensory science within the Department of Food Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

January 28, 2017

Scott Breen '16 Food Sci, graduate student in the Department of Food Science, thinks cricket flour and other insect-based ingredients could be a solution to the problem of food security. Breen was one 16 students to participate in a research project in a faculty member's lab in the College of Agricultural Sciences last spring.

December 21, 2016

Pennsylvania produce growers, food processors and animal-feed producers striving to navigate the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) now have new educational resources to help them determine what their farms and businesses must do to comply with new regulations. Penn State Extension recently launched a new FSMA information website and will be organizing several FSMA educational workshops throughout the state during 2017.

November 21, 2016

As the holiday season approaches, millions of Americans will be preparing, cooking, eating and cleaning up holiday feasts enjoyed with family and friends. With all the hustle and bustle that surrounds these events, sometimes food safety can take a back seat.

November 3, 2016

As Penn State's resident enologist, Denise Gardner spends her days helping Pennsylvania wineries and winemakers perfect their grape-to-glass blends.

September 28, 2016

Barry Halliwell, a senior adviser to the president, will present the Healthy Lion Award Seminar, co-sponsored by Penn State's Center of Excellence for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health and the Department of Food Science.

September 9, 2016

John Coupland, professor of food science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, on Sept. 1 began a one-year term as president of the Institute of Food Technologists, a nonprofit scientific society committed to advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system.

August 25, 2016

Chocolate chirpies. Cricket cookies. Super-insect trail mix. Tune up your taste buds for these treats and more at Penn State's 2016 Great Insect Fair, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Snider Agricultural Arena at University Park.

August 19, 2016

Two student teams representing Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences placed high in recent national food product competitions.

August 19, 2016

Farmstead and artisan dairy processors and others interested in cheese are invited to take a short course presented by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences in which they can learn about the ingredients and processes used to make specialty cheese.