Washington State University, in conjunction with the University of Tennessee, North Carolina State University, and the U. S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center have formed a Center of Excellence to accelerate technology transfer of microwave based food safety technologies. The center aims to leverage resources from the government, universities, and the food industry to bridge knowledge gaps and reduce technical and regulatory hurdles for food companies, particularly small and medium sized companies. This will be done by adopting novel technologies for the production of nutritious, safe, high-quality prepackaged foods and ready-to-eat (RTE) meals in light of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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Center of Excellence launched for better, safer packaged food
CAHNRS News | April 2017
This year, dozens of prepackaged foods, from frozen burritos to turkey salad, were recalled in the United States. Juming Tang, scientist at Washington State University, is doing his part to help make packaged food safer, while using fewer preservatives.Read Story
Elevating the bar for packaged food quality
WSU News | March 2017
Packaged entrées like TV dinners and military rations traditionally have been chock full of extra salt and additives, but short on flavor, texture, and nutritional value.
Juming Tang, Washington State University Regents professor and distinguished chair of food engineering, has developed new food preservation technologies based on microwave energy that make packaged food naturally tasty and highly nutritious—while keeping bacteria and viruses in check. [continue reading]Read Story