Food Science

Imagine a world. . .

Where all of the earth’s raw agricultural products are utilized for nourishing every human being. Imagine turning those raw agricultural products into safe, shelf-stable, great tasting foods and beverages that every human being can afford and access. Imagine you helping to create this world.

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Department of Food Science
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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100% of Purdue Food Science students land a job or graduate school placement within 6 months of graduation.
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Students within the Food Science Department can major in either Food Science or Fermentation Science.
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Purdue Food Science has a network of industry partners to connect students with hands-on experiences, internships, and full-time positions.

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Food safety in egg consumption can be easy, Purdue professor says

Eggs are an excellent source of protein consumed all around the world. But no matter where eggs...

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Changing students’ views on the wine industry

Since 2005, over 8,000 Purdue students have taken the Wine Appreciation course in the College of...

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Uriel Urbizo Reyes

Uriel Urbizo Reyes credits his parents with helping him achieve the ambitious goals he has set...

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Food Safety Innovation Lab (FSIL) launches MSI-led partnerships for global food safety research

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL), based at Purdue University and Cornell...

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Food Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Institute to serve as hub for product commercialization

Aiming to be the missing piece for entrepreneurs and companies in their venture to bring a...

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Behind the Research: Ben Paxson

Many people are involved in the remarkable range of programs, services and facilities that...

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