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

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.
Food for thought: Eight tips for making good choices at farmers markets
June 29, 2018
When it comes to shopping at farmers markets, a little know-how can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe from foodborne illness, advises a food safety educator with Penn State Extension.
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.

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