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

Potential link between COVID-19 and loss of smell, taste to be explored
April 2, 2020
When Caela Camazine realized that she had suddenly lost her ability to taste and smell on March 17, she thought it was “really weird” because she was not congested.
Ziegler recognized with 2020 Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award
March 27, 2020
Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.
Berkey Creamery closes retail store until further notice; online sales continue
March 17, 2020
Given the nation’s, Pennsylvania’s and the University’s focus on social distancing in helping to combat coronavirus to protect our community, Penn State’s Berkey Creamery is closing its retail store on campus until further notice.
Hit the ‘like’ button: Facebook chef visits creamery to learn ice cream making
March 11, 2020
Tom Davis, manager of the Penn State Berkey Creamery, gave a lesson on ice cream production to George McKirdy, an executive pastry sous chef at Facebook.
Teaching excellence recognized in College of Agricultural Sciences
March 9, 2020
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has recognized nine faculty members for outstanding teaching in 2019.

Upcoming Events

PA Assoc of Milk, Food, and Environmental Sanitarians Conference (PAMFES)
When: May 6-7, 2020
Where: Penn Stater, University Park, PA
Food Microbiology Short Course
When: June 2-4, 2020
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park
Food Packaging Short Course
Event Canceled
When: June 9-11, 2020
Where: Rodney A. 252 Erickson Food Science Building
Fundamentals of Food Science
When: June 15-18, 2020
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park, PA