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Welcome to Food Science & Technology

The internationally recognized Food Science and Technology Department makes food healthier, tastier, and safer for consumers. Students complete a rigorous scientific curriculum that prepares them well for the numerous job opportunities available in the food industry or for graduate studies in the physical, chemical, and biological sciences and medicine.


Making News...

 Christine Bruhn in Future Food 2050
Oscar-nominated director, Scott Hamilton Kennedy, is exploring how we will feed 9 billion people by 2050 and looking at the past, present and future of food science. He'll draw from interviews with some of the brightest people on the planet, and reveal amazing stories and extraordinary science - all showcasing solutions in the world of food science.


Food Tech Club holds first meeting of the year
FST undergraduates met at the Food Tech Club's first meeting of the year on October 10.



thumbnail of dr. bornhorstFST welcomes Assistant Professor Gail Bornhorst
The Food Science & Technology department welcomes the new faculty member, who has a joint appointment with FST and the department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.


Congratulations to FST students who won the RMI poster competition
Three FST graduate students won the RMI Graduate Student Poster Competition


yeast contributors thumbUC Davis hosts meeting of the US Culture Collection Network
Kyria Boundy-Mills, curator of the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection in the Food Science and Technology department, and Lucy Joseph, curator of the Wine Microbe Collection in the Viticulture and Enology department, hosted the fall 2014 meeting of the US Culture Collection Network at UC Davis on September 24-25, 2014.


 CE Specialist Emerita Christine Bruhn's research receives vast media attention
Ever since releasing her findings on consumer's practices while preparing chicken, food safety expert Dr. Christine Bruhn has given countless interviews for local and national media.


 Professor Charlie Bamforth wins award and is highlighted on radio
Congratulations to Dr. Bamforth for winning an Award of Outstanding Service from University Extension, and for his recent spot on the radio show "Insight".


Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

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The Department of Food Science and Technology is proud to be a founding department of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.