The Food Safety Pilot Plant is designed for challenge and validation studies in a controlled environment. It is a CDC BioSafety Level 2 rated facility.

Located in Room 415, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

Major Equipment & Processes Supported

Complete Listing of Equipment

  • Hand-held Sprayer
  • Hepa-filtered Biological Hood
  • Smoker
  • Vacuum Packager
  • Dry Cabinet


  • 900 sq. ft. net processing space.
  • Access through Decontamination Room, equipped with lockers, changing room, shower, and laundry facilities.
  • Adjacent to 900 sq. ft. Media Preparation Room equipped with culture freezer, autoclaves, and dishwasher Pass-through autoclave (to Media Preparation Room).
  • All waste streams are directed to a heat digester.


  • Cold water (city)
  • Hot water
  • Steam (medium pressure)
  • Air
  • Vacuum
  • Natural gas
  • RO\DI water
  • Electric (120 and 240 volt single phase, 208, 230, 240 and 460 volt 3-phase)
  • Ethernet access

Department of Food Science


202 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
University Park, PA 16802