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2009

Penn State food science program reaffirmed as one of world's best
January 10, 2010
Penn State's Department of Food Science recently received re-approval of its undergraduate program from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). The recognition verifies that the university has one of the premier food science programs in the country.
Stuffing the turkey and other Thanksgiving food-safety mistakes
November 25, 2009
What would a Thanksgiving turkey be without its stuffing, and what better place for that stuffing than inside the turkey? Despite the tradition involved, a food-safety specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences says some practices are worth reconsidering, especially since Mom may not have fully appreciated the risk of foodborne illness.
Student Stories: Food science graduate carved out her own niche
October 11, 2009
Every college student dreams of getting the opportunity to land the perfect career after graduation, but if you can't find it, why not create it? While at Whole Foods Market, recent Penn State Food Science graduate Jill Kuzo had the opportunity to do just that as head of her own gluten-free testing lab.
Low food science enrollments serve up major concerns
June 9, 2009
Feeding a world population of 6.7 billion is no small task, and that's why dwindling interest in the science responsible for a safe and abundant food supply may be cause for alarm, according to a food scientist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
PSU food safety expert says nation's food supply safe from H1N1 flu
May 7, 2009
As the nation braces for the impact of the H1N1 Influenza A virus or swine flu, some consumers are uncertain of how to handle their normal consumption of pork — which could be bad news for American pork producers. But a food-safety specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences says, despite its name, swine flu can't be spread through pork products.
PSU food safety expert says nation's food supply safe from H1N1 flu
May 6, 2009
As the nation braces for the impact of the H1N1 Influenza A virus or swine flu, some consumers are uncertain of how to handle their normal consumption of pork -- which could be bad news for American pork producers. But a food-safety specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences says, despite its name, swine flu can't be spread through pork products.
John D. Floros Chosen as Institute of Food Technologists Fellow
May 4, 2009
John D. Floros, Professor and Head of the Department of Food Science, at Pennsylvania State University, was elected Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow in 2009 for his contributions to the field of Food Engineering and Packaging and for being an advocate for IFT and the food science profession.
Penn State program promotes food safety on the trail
April 27, 2009
As warm weather arrives, campers setting out on the hiking trail to get in touch with Mother Nature will need to remember food safety. A food expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is presenting handy tips through a program called, "Food Safety on the Trail," which will promote a more conscientious attitude toward food safety.
Food Science Finalist in Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) Product Development Competition
March 24, 2009
The Food Science Product Development Team was selected as one of six finalists in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) Product Development Competition.
Penn State expert points to food-safety lessons from contamination
February 27, 2009
As press reports document a history of alleged sanitation lapses and violations in the Georgia plant linked to a nationwide salmonellosis outbreak with tainted peanut butter, a food-safety specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences says there are some clear lessons to be learned by both consumers and food producers.
Eberly College of Science summer camps return for 2009
February 6, 2009
The Eberly College of Science summer camps are back for 2009. Science-U, formerly known as the Action Potential Science Experience (APSE), is back after a year of rebuilding in 2008. The Eberly College of Science Outreach Office hosts up to eight different hands-on science camps each summer for children entering grades two to 12.
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Past President John Floros Joins FDA's Science Board
January 9, 2009
IFT Past President John Floros recently accepted a four-year term (2009-2013) to serve on FDA’s Science Board. The Board advises the Commissioner and other appropriate officials on specific complex and technical issues as well as emerging issues within the scientific community.
Martin Bucknavage