Welcome to the Food Science Institute
From the Director, Dr. Curtis Kastner
Welcome to the Food Science Institute Website. The Food Science Institute (FSI) was established in 2001 to integrate the expertise in food science across K-State. FSI facilitates the undergraduate, graduate, and distance education programs and provides both research and technical assistance for the food industries. Approximately, 57 nationally and internationally recognized faculty from five colleges and 13 departments serve as teachers, mentors, researchers, and extension specialists in the following areas: food chemistry, food microbiology, food safety, veterinary medicine, cereal science, dairy science, meat science, food service, sensory analysis, food engineering, human nutrition, and product development. We look forward to assisting you in the area of food science.
The Art of Gluten Free Food Science at Kansas State University
The growth of gluten free foods in the marketplace has had tremendous growth. See what Dr. Fadi Aramouni and his students are doing to help create new gluten free foods.
Kansas Department of Agriculture move to Manhattan expands research corridor
With the Kansas Department of Agriculture becoming a pillar tenant at Kansas State University's Research Park, the vision for a north campus corridor of bioscience-focused research in Manhattan becomes much clearer.
STEC Beef Safety
Kansas State University is a part of a grant to reduce the occurrence and public health risks from seven targeted serogroups/serotypes of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC-7 ) in beef using a quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) platform.
This U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) grant, titled Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) in the Beef Chain: Assessing and Mitigating the Risk by Translational Science, Education and Outreach, seeks to significantly advance evidence- and action-based beef food safety knowledge to protect public health.
This project is targeting the seven most important STEC serotypes that cause human illness in the U.S.
Learn more about this project at STECBeefsafety.org