Extension

Outreach activities connect the resources of the Department of Food Science with our stakeholders in Pennsylvania and beyond by offering current, accurate, and research-based food science information.

Food Science Extension

Outreach activities connect the resources of the Department of Food Science with our stakeholders in Pennsylvania and beyond by offering current, accurate, and research-based food science information.

Faculty members with Extension appointments are the primary delivery sources for outreach programs. However, each faculty member seeks to integrate their teaching and research programs in service to food industry professionals and community members.

Food Entrepreneurs
Are you looking to start a new food business? Are you an existing business looking for information on how to maximize your profitability? This website will lead you to business, regulatory, and food technological resources to consider when starting a new business or maintaining your existing business.
Food Safety
These sites are designed to deliver current food safety information and resources to extension educators, the food industry, and consumers. You'll find information on the latest food safety issues as well as activities and resources available at Penn State.
Food Safety Modernization Act
The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences is helping produce growers, food processors, and feed manufacturers prepare for new regulatory standards required under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011.
Good Manufacturing Practices
Information on commercial food processing and good manufacturing practices, including courses in hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP), food safety and sanitation for food manufacturers, and preventive controls for human food. Also covers specific education for dairy food processors.
Home Food Preservation
Penn State and Extension have been publishing safe home food preservation recommendations and providing tips and techniques to the public for over 100 years.
Nutrition, Health and Wellness
Penn State Extension is committed to providing high-quality information and programs designed to facilitate positive behavior changes to help build caring, safe, and healthy communities.
Short Courses and Workshops
A listing of short courses and workshops offered by the Department of Food Science at Penn State.
Wine Production
Penn State Extension's enologist is working to enhance education, awareness, and the quality of the Pennsylvania wine industry.