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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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. [continue reading]Read Story
Protecting our Food System in a Changing Climate
Adjacent Government | November 2016 | Pg 52-53
A major challenge to our food system is feeding a growing population that is projected to exceed nine billion in just the next three decades. This challenge requires both increasing food production and protecting the safety of our food supply in the face of a changing climate and diminishing land and water resources. [continue reading]Read Story