Ice Cream Flavor Creation in FDSC 1101

Students in ice cream lab

Stocking Hall Gallery

Stocking Hall Gallery

Food Chemistry Lab

Food Chemistry Lab

Welcome to the Department of Food Science

We offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for leadership positions in the food industry, academia, and government. Our research programs are designed to expand understanding of the biological/microbiological, chemical, physical, sensory, nutritional, and engineering properties of foods and beverages. Our extension and outreach programs transfer research-based information and technology to consumers, food and beverage companies, and government agencies with the goal of enhancing the availability, quality, and safety of our food supply. 

Food Science State of the Department Address - 2016
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Use of Stocking Hall Facility - Information

High Pressure Processign (HPP) Coming Soon!

Coming Fall 2016 to Cornell's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station

Hiperbaric 55

  • A 55 L volume vessel, 200 mm diameter
  • 22 m2 surface requirement
  • Automatic loading/unloading system
  • Ergonomics and speed

New Food Science Faculty Joining the Department

Dr. Sam R. Nugen, Associate Professor of Food and Biosystems Engineering,

Dr. Julie M. Goddard, Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Biointerfaces,

Food Science News

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CALS research key to New York farming growth

Jan 21, 2016
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean Kathryn Boor spoke of CALS' partnership with agricultural producers from across New York state Jan. 19 at the 2016 Empire State Producers Expo. Read more

New Institute for Food Safety

Dec 23, 2015
The Institute for Food Safety at Cornell, announced Dec. 15 with a $2 million state grant, establishes a center unique in its comprehensive approach connecting training and applied research to check the rise of foodborne illness.  Read more

State supports food processing tech with $600,000 in funding

Sep 15, 2015
At a Sept. 14 press conference, New York State Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R-54th Dist., announced $600,000 in state funds to bring a new food processing technology to Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, New York. The Hiperbaric 55, which captures fresh taste and extends shelf life while ensuring food safety, will make Geneva a critical part of the validation of this cutting-edge system. Read more