The Extension Program encompasses a wide variety of topics under the umbrella of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences. In addition to working directly with processors and manufacturers, specialists also perform research, teach classes and conduct workshops and custom training for manufacturing firms across the state and nation.
The department has seven pilot plants dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in specific commodity and general discipline areas. Schaub Hall houses six pilot plants for aseptic processing and packaging, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, high viscosity/particulates, meats, and visual imagery. The seventh pilot plant is dedicated to seafood and is located at the Department's Seafood Laboratory in NC State University's Center of Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) in Morehead City, NC. In addition, the Department collaborates with the new NC State Plants for Human Health Institute located in Kannaopolis, NC.
Specialists are available to assist you in the following areas. Click on the links below for more information on each program.
Dairy (Ice Cream)
Food Safety Certification