Food Processing Center Celebrates 30th With Open House Sunday

June 5, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food Processing Center, celebrating 30 years of serving Nebraska agriculture and agribusinesses in 2013, will have an open house Sunday (June 9) to show visitors the difference it's making.

The open house will be from 1-5 p.m. in the Food Industry Complex on UNL's East Campus.

Nebraska was one of the first states to develop a food processing center, and its center served as an example for other states to do the same.

The center has helped countless Nebraska entrepreneurs take ideas for food businesses from concept to reality.

The open house will feature a variety of activities, including tours of the FPC's internationally famous pilot plants, interactive displays on sensory testing, marketing, food safety and more.

Free ice cream from the FPC's Dairy Store also will be served.

Rolando Flores, Ph.D.
Director, Food Processing Center
and head, Department of Food Science and Technology
402-472-1664
rflores2@unl.edu

Dan Moser
IANR News Service
402-472-3030
dmoser3@unl.edu