Microwave Processing

Orchard Automation, Nuking Foodborne Illness, Short Course

Saving Labor (and Lives) in the Orchard When I was younger, I used to enjoy picking a pint or two of huckleberries in the mountains in the summer. But even when you work hard, huckleberry picking doesn’t yield a lot of fruit per day. Picking raspberries goes faster because the fruit is larger and the […]

Reducing Foodborne Illness With Microwaves Is Focus of $5 Million USDA Grant to WSU, Partners

PULLMAN, Wash. – Using newly-developed microwave technologies to control bacteria and other microbes that can cause food-borne illnesses and deaths will be the focus of a $5 million, multi-year, multi-institutional grant recently awarded to Washington State University and its partners by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Top Tech Award, Spotted Wing Drosophila

WSU Works with Multi-State Team to Combat Spotted Wing Drosophila Fueled by a $1.2 million USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative grant, Washington State University has mobilized a large interdisciplinary team of scientists and Extension educators to try to beat back the rapid encroachment of spotted wing drosophila. First introduced into California in 2008, SWD is […]

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 […]

WSU Researcher Moves Closer to FDA Approval for Microwave Technology

PULLMAN, Wash. – U.S. soldiers may enjoy field rations that look and taste better thanks to technology developed by researchers with the International Marketing Program for Agricultural Commodities & Trade Center at Washington State University. Juming Tang, IMPACT Center food technology fellow, and his team have received a U.S. patent for a newly developed, microwave […]