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

Unique food-microbiology workshop offered to select visiting students
June 8, 2018
A faculty team in Penn State's Department of Food Science is offering a novel microbiology workshop in June and July to visiting college students from around the Commonwealth and Puerto Rico.
Extension expanding food-safety training far beyond U.S. borders
May 14, 2018
The food-safety practices that Americans take for granted — such as washing hands with soap, refrigerating perishables, and not cutting raw meat and vegetables on the same surface without disinfection — may not be practiced widely in other places around the world,” said Cutter, professor of food science and Penn State Extension assistant director for food safety and quality programs. She and her colleagues in the College of Agricultural Sciences want to change that.
Pearlman relishes role as Berkey Creamery product development intern
April 26, 2018
Nathan Pearlman, a food science major in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has savored his senior year, thanks, in part, to an internship with the Penn State Berkey Creamery that has helped to launch his professional life.
Zaffuto takes on food science industry one brownie at a time
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.
New iced coffees and ice cream to rev up Blue-White Weekend and beyond
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.

Upcoming Events

Fundamentals of HACCP-University Park, PA
When: August 21-22, 2018
Where: University Park, PA
Preventive Controls for Human Foods Certification Workshop - University Park, PA
When: August 28-30, 2018
Where: University Park, PA
Cultured Dairy Products Short Course
When: September 18-20, 2018
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park
Intro to Descriptive Analysis Short Course
When: October 9-10, 2018
Where: 244 Erickson Food Science Building