Services

The Food System Innovation Center (FSIC) offers fee-based services which are required by many regulatory anuthorities. You may have been referred to us for reasons such as:

  • Shelf Life Testing
  • Process Reviews, also called Scheduled Process or Shelf Stability Testing
  • Nutrition Panel or Labeling
  • Microbiological Testing
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Process Review

Area: Food Safety

FSIC is able to perform Process Reviews for Canned Acidified Foods and FDA 2541e exempt canned products.

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Nutrition Labeling

Area: Food Safety

With new legislature in place more food manufacturers are required to label their food products in order to conduct business.

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Food Chemistry Testing

Area: Food Safety

Basic chemical analysis and testing requirements for the food industry are provided by our chemical laboratory division.

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Microbiological Testing

Area: Food Safety

Product safety is a key concern in the minds of food manufacturers as well as consumers and all stakeholders in the supply chain.

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Sensory Evaluation

Area: Marketing

The FSICs sensory panel services can help our clients to determine consumer acceptance of a product, identify potential flavor, visual, other sensory issues and provide descriptive feedback.

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Consumer, Sensory and Demand Studies

Area: Marketing

In collaboration with the FSIC, the Department of Agricultural Economics conducts consumer, demand studies, economic impact and feasibility studies.

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