Food Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Institute
What We Do
Our mission is to fuel economic growth in the region and beyond by enabling food and beverage companies to ideate, develop, and commercialize novel improved and sustainable products; to provide learning experiences in innovation and entrepreneurship for students in the College of Agriculture; and to contribute to the land-grand research and Extension missions of Purdue University.
Water activity & pH TEsting
Food or beverage entrepreneur? Your local health department may require the water activity and pH to be tested. We can help!
What is water activity? Water activity (Aw) is a measure of the amount of water in a substance that is available for things like microbial growth. Water activity of a product is between 0 and 1, with pure water having a water activity value of 1. The lower the number, the less likely for microbial growth. A value of 0.85 or below indicates the product is not habitable for microbial activity.
What is pH? pH measures how acidic or basic a solution or substance is. pH can range from 0 (very acidic) to 14 (very basic) with 7 being neutral. pH between 0 and 4.6 is not suitable for microbial growth.
9,500 square feet of dedicated space
Hub of academic instruction
High level research
Competitive industry and government research grants
FDA facility registration in near future
WHAT WE OFFER
Value-Added Product Development
Analytical Testing, including pH and water activity
Gold Standard Creation
Pilot Plant Processing
Validation of Technology
Training Sessions & Short Courses
Aseptic Processing and Packaging Workshop, May 8-11, 2023 sample brochure
Better Process Control School (Hybrid), May 22-25, 2023 sample brochure
Validation Workshop: Aseptic Processing and Filling, June 19-22, 2023 sample brochure
WHO WE ARE
August 10, 2022
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