Instruction: The undergraduate and graduate programs of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources serve those students wishing to pursue careers in the dairy/food processing industries. To adequately prepare students for their careers, access to the latest technology and equipment, appropriate to the dairy/food industry, is essential.
Research: New technologies of processing along the issues of food safety and diet/health present a formidable challenge to strengthening the research program in dairy processing. The presence of a facility housing modern analytical and pilot laboratories enhances the ability of the scientists at MSU to address these important issues.
Extension/Outreach: The faculty in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition serve as important resources for the dairy and food processing industries in Michigan. During the last 15-20 years, the technology incorporated in dairy and food plant design and the detail in regulation has become increasingly complex. A modern processing plant is maintained to aid in the training of industry and regulatory personnel for Michigan’s dairy processing industries.