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Department of Food Science and Technology


Food Science and Technology News: August 2018 Highlights

  • We are pleased to announce the 2018 OSU FST Hall of Distinction recipients:
    Dr. John Litchfield
    Mr. Carl Obenauf
    Mr. William Spain
    Dr. Ira Gould – posthumous
    Mr. Lester Stauffer – posthumous
    Mark your calendar and plan to join us on October 5th as we recognize these individuals and their contributions to food science and technology as well as their support of our department and The Ohio State University. The ceremony and reception is slated to take place in the lobby of the Parker Food Science and Technology Building on the OSU campus from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
  • This fall, the department welcomed 20 new students to our undergraduate program and 26 new students to our graduate program. This brings our program to 150 undergraduate and 87 graduate students enrolled for Fall Semester.
  • Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk and Dr. Ahmed Yousef were featured experts in a television news segment about the Chipotle illness outbreak. Click here to watch. Dr. Yousef was always interviewed by WOSU about the outbreak.
  • The Food Industries Center in collaboration with the Departments of Food Science and Technology and Animal Sciences will be hosting part of the activities of the Refrigerated Foods Association Annual Symposium. The symposium will take place in Columbus Sept. 24-26. Dr. Valente Alvarez, director of the Food Industries Center, will give a keynote presentation as part of the program. Click here to learn more.
  • PhD student Mackenzie Hannum talks about the taste of natural in an IFTSA Science Meets Food blog.
  • Dr. Lynn Knipe held an Introduction to HACCP Principles for Meat and Poultry Processors and hosted 28 participants at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Upcoming Events
9/5     FST Department Seminar - Farnaz Maleky, PhD - FST Assistant Professor
          4-5 pm Parker 118
9/12    FST Department Seminar - Ken Riedl, PhD – Interim Director of NPASR
          4-5 pm Parker 118
9/19    FST Department Seminar - Steven Hill, PhD - Vice President, R&D and Quality, T. Marzetti Company
          4-5 pm Parker 118
9/19    OVIFT Networking Event
          Click here for more information
9/26    FST Department Seminar - Art Gooray, PhD, OSU Technology Commercialization Office
          4-5 pm Parker 118
10/2–10/4     Dairy 101: Introduction to Dairy Processing and Management
10/16   Cleaning and Sanitation Basics
10/17–10/18     Advanced CIP
10/23-10/24     Meat and Poultry Product Labeling Course