Improving America’s health one graduate at a time
We are training the next generation of leaders in food, bioprocessing, and nutrition science. Our students gain the necessary knowledge and skills for improving food quality, safety, and food-related public policy, as well as a comprehensive understanding of nutrition and nutrition-related behaviors. Graduates of our programs go on to successful careers in both the public and private sectors, including positions in business and industry, government and non-profit agencies, universities and healthcare organizations.
Food Science is the study of the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food and the concepts underlying food processing.
Bioprocessing Science is a broad term encompassing the research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of products prepared from or used by biological systems, including food, feed, biopharmaceutical, and cosmetics.
Providing professional support for individuals, businesses, and communities.
Our team of chemists, engineers, microbiologists, and nutritionists regularly partner with entrepreneurs and public health officials on product development and policy initiatives. The department is ready to consult with individuals, businesses, and government agencies on a wide variety of issues as a vital resource for improving the health and well-being of communities.
We provide technical assistance, food analysis, and make nutrition labels for food products. Learn More
Our pilot plants and technical service labs have helped hundreds of partners with technical problems. Learn More
We teach workshops for professionals who want to expand their skillsets and knowledge. Learn More
FBNS News & Events
The 2016 Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences Digest is now available online.
The 2017 Food Science Summer Scholar Program is an undergraduate research program
Dr. Christopher R. Daubert, head of the NC State Department of Food,
You can watch a behind the scenes video of the Howling Cow
Dr. Dana Hanson and the North Carolina Meat Processor’s Association held BBQ