Food Processing Center
124 G.M. Trout FSHN Building
The Food Processing Center was updated in 1993 through the generous support of the Kellogg Company and Gerber Companies Foundation, providing 4,000 square feet of flexible sanitary food processing capability. The center provides small-scale equipment and facilities available to instructors, students, researchers and to industry for the advancement of food processing technology with emphasis on fruits and vegetables.
Researchers utilize the center to conduct basic and applied research in various areas of processed food crops. The facility also provides a hands-on setting for undergraduate and graduate students to do small-scale processing, preparing them to meet the challenges of the food industry. Extension and outreach activities are provided to the Michigan growers, processors, related food crop processing industries and to relevant government agencies through projects completed in this facility.
The midsize scale of the equipment provides an ideal environment to obtain scale-up data necessary before increasing production output at industrial locations. Projects using this facility deal with quality, storage, processing, marketing, distribution, safety and consumption of food crops.
The Food Processing Center is available for trial runs. Fees will be quoted on a case-by-case basis.
Kirk Dolan, Facility Coordinator
Food Science and Human Nutrition
Trout, G.M., FSHN Building
469 Wilson Rd, Rm 135B
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 353-3333