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June 12, 2015

A new endowment in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will leave a good taste in the mouths of graduate students studying one particular aspect of food science. Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science, has pledged a total of $25,000 to establish the John and Jane Ziegler Graduate Award in Sensory Science.

June 4, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives sent birthday wishes to Berkey Creamery today (June 4) in the form of a proclamation on the House floor.

June 4, 2015

A doctoral degree candidate in the College of Agricultural Sciences recently received a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to fund her innovative dissertation research.desensitization in humans."

May 29, 2015

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Kerry Kaylegian was fond of cheese. That changed during a trip to New York City when she was 14, and she developed a passion for cheese. Now a dairy research and extension associate in the Department of Food Science at Penn State, Kaylegian has built a national reputation as a judge in cheese competitions.

May 22, 2015

Our historic photo this week shows a glimpse inside the first salesroom of the University Creamery, located on the second floor of Borland Laboratory on the University Park campus, in 1956. This Sunday, May 24, the Penn State Berkey Creamery will kick off festivities celebrating 150 years of service with an opportunity for fans to vote for their favorite ice cream from among three celebration-themed flavors.

May 19, 2015

The 2015 City Lights series, sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, offers inspiring performances, engaging cultural events and enlightening educational programs hosted in metro areas where many Penn Staters live and work.

May 19, 2015

The Penn State Berkey Creamery is commemorating 150 years of service and will kick off its anniversary festivities on May 24. The celebration will last through the end of the year.

April 29, 2015

Research into anti-cancer compounds gives whole new meaning to the phrase "eat healthy."

April 27, 2015

"The basis of all frozen desserts is sugar syrup containing various characterizing ingredients and flavors," says Bob Roberts, head of Penn State's Food Science department. "When only a flavor -- and no dairy -- is added to the sugar syrup, the product is commonly referred to as a water ice, also known as Italian ice or sorbet." Adding a bit of milk makes the product a sherbet. "Further fortifying the product with some cream and condensed or powdered milk to deliver at least ten percent fat results in the product we know and love as ice cream."

April 13, 2015

A new sports recovery drink developed by a Penn State researcher, produced by the Penn State Berkey Creamery and tested by Penn State football players is now available. Dr. Pete’s Recovery Drink, a chocolate milk infused with an innovative research-based protein formula, is currently on sale at Café Laura in Mateer Building and will be available in the near future at Berkey Creamery.

March 31, 2015

The next time you're at a dinner party and want to spice up the conversation, you might compliment the hosts on their umami-rich appetizers. Then wait a moment until someone invariably asks, "What's umami?"

John Coupland, professor of food science
March 25, 2015

John Coupland, professor of food science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been elected president of the Institute of Food Technologists, the premier scientific and educational society serving the food science and technology field.

March 23, 2015

Thanks to Pennsylvania's strong agricultural industry, state residents enjoy an abundance of fresh, safe, quality foods. It can be easy to take the safety of the food supply for granted, but food companies -- with help from Penn State -- work hard to ensure the products they provide are as safe to consume as they are healthful and delicious.

Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science
March 13, 2015

Gregory Ziegler has been selected as a 2015 IFT Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

February 27, 2015

In the last few years, as the federal government has tightened safety regulations across the food supply chain to prevent foodborne illness, the role Penn State Extension plays in educating growers and processors to comply with new prevention-based controls has become critical.

February 24, 2015

As part of the State College Area High School Health Professionals Program, high school students have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on laboratory experience at Penn State thanks to a new program with the College of Health and Human Development.

February 4, 2015

As high doses of green tea extract supplements for weight loss become more popular, potential liver toxicity becomes a concern. In the last decade, dozens of people have been diagnosed with the condition. However, drinking green tea in the weeks before taking supplements likely reduces risk, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

January 28, 2015

A compound found in green tea may trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, according to Penn State food scientists. The research could lead to treatments for oral cancer, as well as other types of cancer.

November 24, 2014

This is the time of year when we gather to feast on roasted turkey, stuffing and other fixings. For many, it will be the first time they will prepare a holiday dinner, while for others, it will be the latest of many memorable occasions. But those memories should not revolve around foodborne illness, according to a Penn State expert.