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Online Master of Food Technology

The fully online, non-thesis Master of Food Technology degree provides working professionals the opportunity to learn from food industry experts and top food science and technology researchers. Learn more at the program website:

Master of
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CAES student follows her zeal for food safety to UGA School of Law
The career world is wide open for students at the University of Georgia, a life lesson third-year student Emily Harris learned as a food science major in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Harris plans to attend the UGA School of Law to pursue a degree in food regulation and law this fall, a unique path she discovered through classes in the Department of Food Science and Technology.
A team of researchers at CFS, led by director Francisco Diez, studied the potential uses of antimicrobial blue light to eliminate pathogens in manufacturing facilities. CAES News
CAES researchers ensure a safer global food supply
In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly established June 7 as World Food Safety Day to bring awareness of foodborne risks and “to celebrate the myriad benefits of safe food.” With 25 faculty members involved in food safety microbiology, the University of Georgia has one of the largest teams of food safety researchers of any university. Their research and collaboration efforts contribute to a growing body of knowledge that ensures producers and consumers have the latest information about food safety.

Upcoming Food Science Events

Whether you’ve been brewing for years or are just getting started, this multi-day workshop will immerse you into the local brew scene while you learn: creating impact on a small budgets, building an inclusive taproom community, expanding beyond brewing beer, and more! Participants will tour area breweries and experience community impact first-hand. The course will be a mix of hands-on lectures, tours, and panel discussions. This workshop is held in partnership with Athentic Brewing, Creature Comforts, Normaltown Brewing Co., South Main Brewing, Akademia Brewing, Terrapin Brewing, and more.
Jul 31
07/31 9:00AM - 08/02 5:00PM Brewing Success in the Craft Beer Industry Workshop Food Science, ATHENS, GA
The National Egg Products School, sponsored by the University of Georgia (UGA) Department of Poultry Science, the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology, and the American Egg Board, is a biennial, 3.5-day school focusing on eggs and egg products. Participants will receive a thorough introduction to eggs and egg products, from their initial formation through the packaging of liquid and dried egg products for industrial use. This “farm to fork” review includes side excursions into molecular structure, safety, microbiology, and the latest research on egg nutrition. Alongside the presentations, the program incorporates hands-on sessions for participants to use a variety of egg ingredients to create products such as angel food cake, ice cream, mayonnaise, and custard.
Sep 23
09/23 8:00AM - 09/26 1:00PM National Egg Products School Food Science, ATHENS, GA
This training is offered through remote delivery via Zoom daily from September 30th - October 3rd, 1-5 p.m. The course will teach participants how to develop and document a food safety management program based on the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) for their specific operations. The workshop, accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, is targeted to produce packers, to assist in the development and customization of food safety programs for their facilities, using a HACCP-based approach. Breakout sessions are structured to teach participants how to identify and prevent food safety hazards, monitor hazard reduction procedures, develop control measures and methods to document and verify the results of their efforts.
Sep 30
09/30 1:00PM - 10/03 5:00PM Packinghouse HACCP https://estore.uga.edu/C27063_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=10634