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

Extension dairy specialist honored by international guild for cheese activism
August 21, 2018
Kerry Kaylegian, assistant research professor of dairy foods and extension specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, was inducted into the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers New World Chapter on July 28 in a ceremony held in association with the American Cheese Society's annual meeting in Pittsburgh.
Sensational servings: Researcher to explain ice cream and our senses
August 17, 2018
Alyssa Bakke, a staff sensory scientist in the Department of Food Science who has expertise in food choice and consumer behavior, will be speaking at August's Science on Tap event at 7 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the Liberty Craft House in State College.
Link found between bitter-taste sensitivity and cancer risk
July 18, 2018
High bitter-taste sensitivity is associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer in older British women, according to researchers who conducted a unique study of 5,500 women whose diet, lifestyle and health has been tracked for about 20 years.
Ag Sciences faculty members honored for teaching, innovation with Bixler award
July 11, 2018
Two faculty members in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently received the 2017 Anna and Guy Bixler Memorial Award in Food Science in recognition of their teaching innovation.
Back to the future: Low-tech food-safety training still best for some audiences
July 3, 2018
While current training for food safety and sanitation usually incorporates high-technology presentations, such as videos and slide shows, there is still a need for low-tech approaches, according to Penn State researchers.

Upcoming Events

Intro to Descriptive Analysis Short Course
When: October 9-10, 2018
Where: 244 Erickson Food Science Building
Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers
When: October 16-18, 2018
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park
Pasteurizer Operators Workshop
When: October 23-25, 2018
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park