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The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences aims for excellence with comprehensive, integrated, and 21st century education, scholarship, and outreach. Food science professionals train students in the quality, processing, and safety of foods for the multibillion dollar food industry. Nutrition professionals provide training in nutrition science, community nutrition, and clinical nutrition with a focus on improving health and well-being of all citizens and populations.

Scholarly and educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level integrate the basic and applied sciences with outreach.

Our Mission

The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences fulfills the land grant mission through excellence in teaching, research, and outreach, improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Louisiana and globally.

NFS Training & Certification:

20-22 April 2016

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls”. This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

Registration is now open. For more information, and a link to registration, go the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food page.


Training: LSU Food Incubator

12 February 2016
Food Incubator Informational Presentation

Registration is now open!
Join us for a step-by-step presentation on how to start a food business, information about the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator, testimonials from successful Food Companies and business tips from the Louisiana Business and Technology Center. Don’t miss this presentation if you are interested in launching a food business or renting a facility for your new food business.

  • Friday, 12 February 2016
  • 214 Efferson Hall (Highland Rd at W. Parker Blvd on the LSU Campus)
  • Register online: LSU AgCenter Store - $30 per person
  • Deadline: 5 February 2016
  • QUESTIONS? Contact: Ashley Gutierrez, 225-578-5423, agutierrez@agcenter.lsu.edu

18-19 February 2016
Good Manufacturing Practices for the Food Industry (GIMP Training)

Registration is now open!
This course provides participants with practical training on developing, implementing, and maintaining CGMPs within a food manufacturing facility. CGMPs are critical to protect your products from chemical, microbiological and physical contamination. The course covers the background and origin of GMPs, what's changing with FSMA, and what employees need to know for total compliance.


26 February 2016
Food Incubator Educational Seminar Series: Food Marketing

Registration is now open!
Do you have questions about how to effectively market your product? Then join the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator for this informative presentation covering a wide variety of topics in food marketing. This two-hour course will focus on creating a marketing calendar, how to do product demos, creating sales sheets to help you market your product successfully, and so much more!

  • 26 February 2016, 10AM - noon
  • 212 Efferson Hall (Highland Rd at W. Parker Blvd on the LSU Campus)
  • Register online: LSU AgCenter Store - $75 per person
  • Deadline: 22 February 2015
  • QUESTIONS? Contact: Ashley Gutierrez, 225-578-5423, agutierrez@agcenter.lsu.edu

4 March 2016
Understanding Food Pricing for Beginning Manufacturers

Registration is now open!
Please join us for a step-by-step presentation on how to price your product for the food industry. Don't miss this presentation if you are interested in launching a food business! Let the professionals at the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator help you with any questions that you may have!

  • 4 March 2016, 10AM - noon
  • 212 Efferson Hall (Highland Rd at W. Parker Blvd on the LSU Campus)
  • Register online: LSU AgCenter Store - $75 per person
  • Deadline: 29 February 2016
  • QUESTIONS? Contact: Ashley Gutierrez, 225-578-5423, agutierrez@agcenter.lsu.edu

11 March 2016
Understanding Food Label Requirements

Registration is now open! If you would like to learn more about requirements for creating your food label, including the nutrition facts panel and ingredient statement, then be sure to attend this seminar. DHH and Food Incubator instructors will be available to answer any questions that you may have regarding this process.

  • 11 March 2016, 10AM - noon
  • 212 Efferson Hall (Highland Rd at W. Parker Blvd on the LSU Campus)
  • Register online: LSU AgCenter Store - $75 per person
  • Deadline: 7 March 2015
  • QUESTIONS? Contact: Ashley Gutierrez, 225-578-5423, agutierrez@agcenter.lsu.edu

18 March 2016
Food Processing 101

Registration is now open!
If you would like to learn more about requirements for creating your food label, including the nutrition facts panel and ingredient statement, then be sure to attend this seminar. DHH and Food Incubator instructors will be available to answer any questions that you may have regarding this process.

  • 18 March 2016, 10AM - noon
  • 212 Efferson Hall (Highland Rd at W. Parker Blvd on the LSU Campus)
  • Register online: LSU AgCenter Store - $75 per person
  • Deadline: 14 March 2015
  • QUESTIONS? Contact: Ashley Gutierrez, 225-578-5423, agutierrez@agcenter.lsu.edu


News

3 February 2016

Dr. Achyut Adhikari talks about the importance of Food Safety Research, and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the Fall 2015 edition of the Louisiana Agriculture Magazine. Read the article on our Research Highlights page:  On-farm food safety research helps Louisiana growers comply with new law

28 January 2016

In a series of food-safety audio clips: "Food Safety Bites" by Dr. Wennie Xu, the newest installment is posted. These two-to-three minute segments focus on various areas of food-safety. The latest Bite concerns power outages caused by natural hazards, such as the snowstorm on the east coast of the US in January 2016 which can cause food safety problems. The elapsed time from the outage, and internal food temperature are critical considerations. The file is on our Food-Safety page

Have a listen, and check back often for updates.

31 Dec 2015

Smart Bodies program gets featured in Advocate - The Smart Bodies Program, coordinated by nutritionist Denise Holston-West, was featured in the Baton Rouge Advocate on Dec. 30. "About 300 Jackson Elementary students were “digested” through the human body on Dec. 14, when they toured the Louisiana Body Walk, a 35-by-45-foot traveling exhibit replicating parts of the human body that visits elementary schools statewide," according to the article. Leanna Cupit, an extension agent in East Feliciana Parish, was the source. Read the story.

7 December 2015

In a series of food-safety audio clips: "Food Safety Bites" by Dr. Wennie Xu, the newest installments are posted. These two-to-three minute segments focus on various areas of food-safety. The latest Bites include: Episode 4: the dangers of cheese made with raw milk in illegal/home production; Epidsode 5: the 1993 E. coli outbreak due to undercooked hamburger; and Epidsode 6: the question of mold in home-canned products. The files are on our Food-Safety page

Have a listen, and check back often for updates.

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