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Welcome to the Food Science Institute

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 online education programs and provides both research and technical assistance for the food industries. Approximately, 57 nationally and internationally recognized faculty from five colleges and 11 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.

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Commencement is December 9-10, 2016. Our congratulations goes out to all of our Food Science graduates. As part of the College of Agriculture Commencement, Emily Beneda, bachelor's candidate in food science and industry, from Wilson, KS, will be the student speaker. See the ceremony schedule for complete information on Fall 2016 Commencement.

A safer supper: Study finds recipes with hand-washing, temperature reminders improve food safety

Kansas State University researchers have discovered the secret ingredient to improving kitchen food safety: include hand-washing reminders and meat thermometer instructions in published recipes.

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Global Food Systems Initiative Seminar

Hemisphere Room, Hale Library, 5th floor
1:30-2:30 pm
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dr. Brady Deaton

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The Food Science Institute facilitates training of traditional and nontraditional undergraduate and graduate students; supports basic and applied research initiatives; and provides technical and scientific information to consumers, the food industry, and governmental agencies .


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World Without Food Science

Learn about the role food science plays in ensuring a nutritious, safe and abundant food supply with these new videos from the Institute of Food Technologists.