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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New John Wilkinson Family library shelves 3400 bottles of wine

May 20, 2016
When fully stocked, the John Wilkinson Family Wine Library, a gift from John Wilkinson ’79, will give Cornell students in vinicultural and enology courses access to wines sourced from regions across the world. Shelves more than 7 feet high are already filled with selections from eight countries and winemaking hotbeds in the U.S. like northern California and the Finger Lakes. Read more

Rich Family Foundation Fortifies Commitment to Global Food Safety

May 17, 2016
Rich Family Foundation is proud to announce a new partnership with Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) that should further the development of a safe and sustainable global food supply, through research and education. The Rich's Food Safety Lab will engage in both critical food safety research and the education of the next generation of food safety leaders  Read more

Nouvelle Cuisine

May 6, 2016
Food Science Student Excellence - IFT Product Development Competition.  Annual teams of Food Science undergrads and grad students have led Cornell to multiple wins at a major industry competition. Read more