Commercial Food Processing

Stephen Ward

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Eight Tips for Winter Success

At the cutting edge of the local food movement is the challenge of providing fresh, local food even in the middle of winter. Growing in the winter costs more (greenhouses/high tunnels and row covers aren’t cheap), but when best practices are employed, might it still be possible for local growers to compete with out-of-region food producers?

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Value-Added Food Product Development

A collection of food processing resources from various sources maintained by the OSU Department of Food Science and Technology.

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Idle, uncleaned milk trucks don't compromise the quality of raw milk, OSU study shows

Mar 1, 2018
Raw milk quality isn’t compromised when tanker trucks sit empty and uncleaned for hours between loads, according to new research at Oregon State University.

By Chris Branam
Mar 1, 2018

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$2 million barley project gets naked for the good of the grain

Jan 24, 2018
OSU is leading a five-state effort to develop varieties of organic naked barleys

By Chris Branam
Jan 24, 2018

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Barley no longer an afterthought in beer flavor

Nov 27, 2017
Researchers found notable differences in the taste of beers malted from barley varieties reputed to have flavor qualities.

By Chris Branam
Nov 27, 2017

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Are BPA-lined cans safe?

About the canned food we buy in stores, especially tomatoes: does the lining of the can impart some toxic or otherwise dangerous substance to the food?

By Jeanne Brandt