Food Science

Foodborne disease prevention next topic for Science on Tap

Monday, June 18th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s Haley Oliver, an associate professor of food science, will lead the next session of Science on Tap this Thursday (June 21) in a discussion about foodborne diseases and how to reduce risk of exposure.

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Food science student presents service learning project at the United Nations

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

When Paige LeMaster decided to pursue a food science major at Purdue University, she never imagined that a few short years later she would find herself making a presentation at the United Nations in New York. LeMaster always had a passion for food, whether baking for charity or developing her own gluten-free recipes. That interest…

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Purdue Food Science department offers four-day food safety workshop for industry professionals

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 University News Story

The Department of Food Science at Purdue University will offer a Validation Workshop: Aseptic Processing and Filling, June 25-28 in the Philip E. Nelson Hall of Food Science on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.

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INDY International attracts wines from across the globe and judges from across the country

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Jill Blume, enology specialist with the Department of Food Science, and Katie Barnett, wine grape marketing Extension specialist, demonstrate the process of judging a wine for INDY International Wine Competition. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The INDY International Wine Competition will host its 27th annual contest June 6 and 7 at Purdue University. The competition is…

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Vintage Indiana festival to showcase the state’s flourishing wine Industry

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 University News Story

Wine enthusiasts from across the state are getting ready for the 19th annual Vintage Indiana Festival, the state’s largest celebration of Hoosier wines, wineries and vineyards.

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Oliver named to federal food safety committee

Monday, May 21st, 2018 University News Story

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed Haley Oliver, associate professor of food science at Purdue University, to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).

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Plaut chosen to lead College of Agriculture

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 University News Story

Karen Plaut is the new Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.

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Sweet idea combines love of food, science

Monday, April 9th, 2018

By Danae Baskin Lauren Hibbler always loved food. But it was candy that captured her imagination. “My favorite candy is Snickers — I love how Mars puts so many ingredients in one chocolate bar,” said the senior from Indianapolis. “The peanuts add the crunch, the caramel is smooth, and the nougat dissolves in your mouth…

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Researchers find alternate path for Listeria to sicken people

Thursday, March 29th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University scientists have found another pathway that Listeria uses to enter the bloodstream, suggesting that forms of the foodborne bacteria considered benign may be more dangerous than once thought.

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Purdue offers three-day course for food safety professionals

Monday, March 19th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University is hosting a three-day course for food safety professionals seeking to be certified as a preventive controls qualified individual and learn more about the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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