Food Science

Microbubble findings could reduce chemical, water use in food processing

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 University News Story

Cleaning and sanitizing food processing equipment requires using chemicals and copious amounts of water for rinsing those chemicals away. It’s possible – if it can be done correctly – that creating microscopic bubbles in water could reduce or eliminate…

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Annual Microbiome Symposium to explore relationship between data science and the microbiome

Friday, December 20th, 2019 University News Story

Building on its highly successful inaugural 2019 conference, Purdue University will host the second annual Microbiome Symposium on May 11-13. The symposium will investigate the application of data science in the study of microbiomes and how experimenta…

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Student cadet serves double duty

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

by Kristen Lansing When the early morning light just began to peek through the windows of Lambert Fieldhouse, Ryann Laky stood at attention in her crisply ironed Army ROTC fatigues, thinking to herself, “This is my duty station; this is where I’m supposed to be.” Laky wakes up every morning at 0430, goes to ROTC…

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Purdue offers multi-day course for food safety professionals

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 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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Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award presented to Haley Oliver

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

By Abby Leeds Haley Oliver, associate professor in food science, was recently honored with Purdue Agriculture’s 2019 Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award.  An expert in retail food safety with an international reputation for her lab’s work on the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, Oliver is the principle investigator and director of the Feed the…

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Borlaug Dialogue fuels students’ passion to make a difference

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Twelve undergraduates from the College of Agriculture recently attended the 2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in 2001, the Borlaug Dialogue is named after Norman E. Borlaug, the founder of The World Food Prize, Nobel Prize Laureate and father of the “Green Revolution.” This event honors his…

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Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award winner helping to shape the field of food science

Friday, October 11th, 2019 University News Story

Haley Oliver has spent years working toward developing the first food technology program in Afghanistan.

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State wineries helping Purdue celebrate anniversary with ‘Giant Leaps’ labeled wines

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 University News Story

As Purdue’s 150th anniversary celebration nears its culmination, the university has teamed up with three award-winning Indiana wineries to produce specially labeled wines that will be served at select campus events.

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Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Hansel Mina

Monday, August 26th, 2019

HANSEL MINA “With time, I can help others — farmers, growers, people that handle the food, people that grow the food. That motivates me, that I will be part of the change.” — Hansel Mina, PhD student, Department of Food Science   THE STUDENT Growing up in Cali, Colombia, Hansel Mina noticed that despite his…

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Purdue leading $10 million effort to address global food safety

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University is now home to a lab aimed at increasing awareness and developing environments for food safety around the world. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded nearly $10 million to Purdue to establish the firs…

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Purdue to announce major international food safety grant

Monday, August 12th, 2019 University News Story

Announcement of a multimillion-dollar grant to fund a Purdue food innovation lab aimed at increasing awareness and developing environments for food safety around the world.

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New to Purdue? Former freshmen share how they found friends, academic success and themselves

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

By Chad Campbell As one of over 600 freshmen joining Purdue’s College of Agriculture in August 2018, Cole Pearson worried about getting lost in the crowd. Doubly so, since he felt like he was missing half of himself since Pearson’s identical twin brother chose a different university. “He and I are very tight,” explained Pearson….

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Lisa Mauer’s work unravels mysteries of processed foods

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose Next time you’re at the grocery store you might spare a thought for Lisa Mauer, professor of food science and co-director of the Center for Food Safety Engineering. Mauer, who was also recently named interim associate vice provost for faculty affairs, is a food materials scientist and devotes her research to…

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Celebrity chefs could reduce foodborne illnesses, study says

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 University News Story

Foodborne illnesses sicken more than 48 million people in the United States each year, with 128,000 requiring hospitalization and 3,000 dying, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preparing food using thermometers correctly…

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College of Agriculture announces three major awards

Monday, June 10th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently announced its 2019 awards for excellence in research, promoting the core land-grant mission and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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College of Agriculture announces three major awards

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently announced its 2019 awards for excellence in research, promoting the core land grant mission and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Agricultural Research Award, the Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land Grant Mission Award and the TEAM award will be granted respectively to Ian Kaplan, professor of entomology; Haley Oliver, associate professor…

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Wines from around the U.S. earn top honors at INDY International

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 University News Story

Trinchero Family Estates of California was named Winery of the Year and 2018 Eagle Point White by Dubuque Heritage Winery of Iowa won Wine of the Year at the 2019 INDY International Wine Competition.

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Indiana wineries make strong showing at INDY International

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 University News Story

Several Indiana wineries were honored during the 28th annual INDY International Wine Competition, which took place in late May at Purdue University. Satek Winery of Fremont earned the Governor’s Cup as Indiana’s winery of the year.

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