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

Vanilla makes milk beverages seem sweeter
June 21, 2019
Adding vanilla to sweetened milk makes consumers think the beverage is sweeter, allowing the amount of added sugar to be reduced, according to Penn State researchers, who will use the concept to develop a reduced-sugar chocolate milk for the National School Lunch Program.
Sensing food textures is a matter of pressure
June 13, 2019
Food's texture affects whether it is eaten, liked or rejected, according to Penn State researchers, who say some people are better at detecting even minor differences in consistency because their tongues can perceive particle sizes.
Visiting Zamorano University students embrace Penn State experience
June 4, 2019
Students from Zamorano University in Honduras experienced a taste of American culture and college life by studying at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences during the spring 2019 semester.
Penn State Dairy Products Evaluation Team places in national contest
April 29, 2019
The Dairy Products Evaluation Team in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences won several awards during the National Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Competition held April 17 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Food scientist Kovac receives young investigator award
April 26, 2019
Jasna Kovac, assistant professor of food science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, recently was named recipient of the Institut Merieux Young Investigator Award in Antimicrobial Resistance from the International Association for Food Protection.

Upcoming Events

Fundamentals of HACCP-University Park, PA
When: August 21-22, 2019
Where: University Park, PA
Preventive Controls for Human Foods Certification Workshop - University Park, PA
When: August 27-29, 2019
Where: University Park, PA
Cultured Dairy Products Short Course
When: September 24-26, 2019
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park