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Leading the whey - Cornell at forefront of dairy safety outreach

June 12, 2014
Any way you slice it, brine it or age it, Cornell’s Food Science Dairy Extension Program faculty and professionals are helping New York cheesemakers and dairy producers provide safe, high-quality products for consumers.

Five new Listeria species found; may improve tests

March 26, 2014
Cornell researchers have discovered five new species of a group of bacteria called Listeria – including one named for Cornell – that provide new insights that could lead to better ways to detect soil bacteria in food.  

Service is key to sales at wineries

March 6, 2014
Cornell researchers found that customer service is the most important factor in boosting tasting room sales, but sensory descriptions of what flavors consumers might detect were a turn-off.

Scientists jump start New York businesses

February 17, 2014
A confectionary company is seeing a boom in cookie sales. Can it get the frosting to dry faster? An entrepreneur has developed a saliva test for endometriosis; can a similar technology help farmers know when to breed their cows?

Cornell ice cream returns to Dairy Bar

January 16, 2014
The wait is finally over: Cornell Dairy ice cream returns for retail sale Jan. 21.  

Cookie Dough Remodel wins ice cream contest

December 12, 2013
What does Stocking Hall taste like? Cookie dough, apparently. The popular ice cream flavor was revamped as part of a popular end-of-the-year project in Cornell’s introductory food science class.  

PeriodiCALS features return on investment food science provides for campus, New York, and the world

November 1, 2013
The Department of Food Science is featured prominently in the Fall issue of periodiCALS, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ news magazine.

$1.5M gift from Chobani supports dairy innovation

October 11, 2013
A $1.5 million gift from industry leader Chobani, a New Berlin, N.Y.-based company, will support research and workforce training in dairy quality to help maintain New York’s competitive edge.

Schumer to tout Cornell food safety, dairy expertise to feds

September 4, 2013
With its state-of-the-art facilities, expertise and extensive extension and training network, Cornell University is positioned to be a national center of excellence in dairy and food safety, according to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).    

CALS alumnus wins Governor’s Cup for best NY wine

August 15, 2013
Congratulations to Food Science and Technology alumnus August Deimel, M.P.S. ’11, winemaker at Keuka Springs Vineyards.