Food Science

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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USDA 2018 Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program winner

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

When Caitlinn Lineback began her freshman year as a pharmacy student, she says she quickly learned that was not her niche. Instead, she chose a program where she could combine her love of science with her experience in agriculture and she says, “I found my home.” Now a junior in the Department of Food Science,…

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Big Game Safety

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

When you think about “football” and “safety,” chances are you picture a hard-hitting defensive back whose job is to keep the other team from completing long pass plays down field. But when it comes to celebrating the big game with snack treats, Haley Oliver, associate professor of food science, urges fans to consider another kind…

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Student review recipe for Science of Experimental Cuisine course

Where chemistry and cuisine combine

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Recipes for Tres Leches cake routinely call for letting the cake cool completely before pouring the three-milk mixture over the top. The liquid is supposed to absorb, making the spongy cake supremely moist. That’s the way Gabriela Calzada Luna made the cake — her favorite birthday treat as a child — while growing up in…

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Purdue student team hopes cookie stacks up at national baking competition

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 University News Story

A team of Purdue University food science students has developed a crispy, buttery, crunchy, chocolatey and gooey-in-the-middle cookie, and members hope it will delight the senses of judges in this year’s American Society of Baking (ASB) Product Development Competition.

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Purdue Extension providing statewide training to help growers meet Produce Safety Rule requirements

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 University News Story

During 2018, the Purdue Extension produce safety training team will provide training for growers, packers, processors and sellers of fresh produce. Training sessions will be held at seven locations throughout Indiana in 2018 to help companies and indiv…

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Purdue food science professor receives national teaching award  

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University professor of food science Suzanne Nielsen was honored as one of two recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences for 2017. Nielsen has been a professor at Purdue since 1983. She served as department head for…

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Purdue food science professor receives national teaching award

Sunday, November 12th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University professor of food science Suzanne Nielsen was honored as one of two recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences for 2017. Nielsen ha…

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