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April 23, 2018

From winning a brownie competition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show during his eighth grade year to securing first place in the nation for developing a new product with a team of Penn State food scientists, Michael Zaffuto is diving headfirst into the field of food science.

April 19, 2018

Just when you thought things could not get any sweeter at the Penn State Berkey Creamery, the "dynamos of delicious" have done it again, and just in time for the Blue-White Game, April 21. Penn State Berkey Creamery has added two new products to its menu — "Brew and White" iced coffees and "Grilled Stickies" ice cream.

April 6, 2018

The Department of Food Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently welcomed Josephine Wee, a new assistant professor of food microbiology, whose appointment will enhance educational and research programs in food safety and microbiology.

April 5, 2018

Manipulating the temperature and the length of time under which cocoa beans are roasted can simultaneously preserve and even boost the potency of some bioactive and antioxidant compounds while protecting desired sensory aspects of chocolate, according to Penn State researchers.

March 27, 2018

The Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences has named Elizabeth Andress, professor of foods and nutrition in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS), the organization’s Postsecondary Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year.

March 21, 2018

Greg D'Alesandre, vice president of research and development and chocolate "sourcerer" of Dandelion Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in San Francisco, will be among the panelists for an in-depth discussion on chocolate research slated for March 29 at Penn State.

February 23, 2018

Penn State Extension has appointed a new enology extension educator to continue and enhance its support for Pennsylvania's growing wine industry.

February 22, 2018

If you have been to the Penn State Berkey Creamery recently, you might have noticed some of the ice cream containers are sporting a new look.

February 19, 2018

Penn State Berkey Creamery has created a new ice cream flavor, "THON Gold Ribbon Ripple," and it's For The Kids.

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.

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

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.

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.

December 14, 2017

Students enrolled in a food science embedded course got a taste of something different for Thanksgiving this year. Over a week during the holiday break, participants in "Global perspectives on agricultural and food science in India" traveled to the city of Hyderabad to explore the food system in India while learning about the role that agriculture plays in the country's booming economy.

December 13, 2017

Penn State Extension specialists work with numerous food manufacturers — small and large — in Pennsylvania and surrounding states through online and on-site seminars covering commercial food safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and many other topics. Among the companies they recently have worked with is Uncle Charley's Sausage Co.

December 7, 2017

When it comes to artisanal cheese making, Pennsylvania is not Vermont, concedes Kerry Kaylegian, but the dairy foods extension specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is doing what she can to put the Keystone State on the cheese-making map.

November 17, 2017

Leftovers from holiday meals — if not properly handled, including prompt refrigeration — can lead to foodborne illness, according to a food safety specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

November 16, 2017

Capt. Kenneth R. Haas, of Oakton, Virginia, a retired U.S. Navy officer and a 1953 Penn State dairy science alumnus, has paid tribute to his alma mater by establishing the Haas Family Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

November 9, 2017

Mushrooms have more ergothioneine and glutathione together than any other food. Both of these are important antioxidants that previous research has linked to anti-aging treatments and strategies. Researchers are also exploring whether the antioxidants play a role in brain health.

October 25, 2017

It's the time of the year when grocery store shelves are overflowing with Halloween goodies, but there is one treat that consumers should be wary of, according to a food scientist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.