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Food Science Institute

216 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5861 fax

Food Science Institute

Welcome to the Kansas State University Food Science Institute!

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, 47 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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AGFD Communicating Culinary Chemistry Competition: Colloids

"AGFD Communicating Culinary Chemistry Competition: Colloids" will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Drexel Department of Food & Hospitality Management, in Philadelphia, PA. Finalist teams will have prep time at the Department of Food & Hospitality Management during the previous day, Tuesday, March 24. The timing for the entire event is during the spring ACS meeting, 22 – 26 March.

A cooking show-like presentation that includes live demonstrations alongside explanation of the underlying chemistry!

Complete information and how to apply. Due date for entries is December 13, 2019 at 12 PM EST.


2019 National Excellence in Multistate Research Award

Congratulations to the S1056 multistate team "Managing Food Safety Risks" for their 2019 National Excellence in Multistate Research Award. The research team, which includes our very own Dr. Valentina Trinetta, is receiving this prestigious national award for "outstanding collaborative research, development, and education efforts, which will continue to improve food safety and reduce the risk of foodborne illness for years to come." The award is presented by USDA-NIFA and the Experiment Station Section of APLU's Board on Agriculture Assembly to recognize scientists who are conducting exemplary research and outreach efforts across multiple states.

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