Food Processing

WSU School of Food Science hosts extrusion workshop for food processing industry professionals

A three-day extrusion workshop on the WSU Pullman campus educated food processing professionals on topics including extrusion processing ingredients and shelf stability of extruded products.

The Heat Is On: WSU Food Engineer Works to Commercialize Radio Frequency Treatments for Insect Pest Control

PULLMAN, Wash.—The irony probably wasn’t lost on Washington State University food engineer Juming Tang. Tang recently opened a bottle of lotus seeds to put in soup and smelled mold, a telltale sign that insect pests had already begun eating without him. Larvae hatched from eggs laid in the seeds create a moist environment for the […]

WSU Microwave Technology Earns Second FDA Approval

PULLMAN, Wash. – Efforts to commercialize a new microwave-based technology for food preservation, developed by a team led by Washington State University scientist Juming Tang, are gaining momentum with a second approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its use in preserving what it calls “non-homogeneous” food – in this case, salmon fillets […]

Radiant Zone Dryer Preserves Antioxidants in Dried Blueberry Powder

DALLESPORT, Wash. – An innovative technology developed by Columbia PhytoTechnology and Washington State University assistant professor of food science, Kerry Ringer, preserves health-promoting compounds in dried blueberry powder. The technology meets consumer demands for highly nutritious foods at the same time as addressing industry concerns about costs. Called the Radiant Zone Dryer, the technology was […]

WSU Researcher’s Revolutionary New Food Processing Technology Dramatically Improves Food Quality and Nutrition, Gains FDA Approval

PULLMAN, Wash. – Imagine a salmon filet that looks, tastes and is as nutritious as freshly cooked salmon but has a shelf-life of more than six months. A new technology developed at Washington State University will make that dream a reality. For the first time ever, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the […]