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Physical and Chemical Properties of Food This group employs the basic principles and instrumental techniques of the physical and chemical sciences to improve our understanding of complex food systems, thus enabling the production of longer lasting, higher quality, and safer foods. The faculty members within this group carry out research... Read more.
Food Safety The area of food safety encompasses microbiological and toxicological problems related to the processing, handling, and consumption of food. The Food Safety Group in the Food Science Department has the expertise to address and solve numerous problems within the Food Industry associated with food... Read more.
Foods for Health and Wellness The research focus of our Health and Wellness program focuses on areas such as: a) Identification of bioactive components in foods and food waste streams; b) Utilization of biological models to assess the molecular mechanisms and physiological effects of bioactive food components; c) Development... Read more.
Food Science Policy Alliance The Food Science Policy Alliance provides a scholarly venue for the objective evaluation of science-based food policies and regulatory issues for students, consumers, government and industry. It is built on a scholarly foundation offering a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree with a... Read more.