A primary goal of the Cooperative Extension System is to assist the food industry identify concerns and solve problems. Over the years, OSU Department of Food Science & Technology has made significant contributions to the Oregon food industry.
The mission of OSU's Value-Added Processing Extension Program is to aid in the promotion of a sucessful fruit and vegetable industry in Oregon through technical assistance and technology transfer. We envision pursuing the following:
Research projects to answer industry questions and assist development of value-added products
Provide short courses and workshops to address immediate needs and concerns of industry
Foster student interest in the field of food science
Increase communication of current research, technologies and methods via websites, newsletters, and publications
This website provides...
Updated information on the important strategies to start value-added processing
Processing and packaging technologies for adding value to fruit and vegetable products
Resources in Federal and State regulations
Information about education programs, manufacturers and suppliers
Upcoming events in workshops and short courses
Yanyun Zhao Professor and Value-Added Product Specialist
Contact Information: Dr. Yanyun Zhao Value-Added Food Product Development - Extension Service in Value-Added Processing 240A Wiegand Hall Corvallis, OR 97331-6602 Office: (541) 737-9151 Fax: (541) 737-1877 Directions to Wiegand Hall