Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

Food Center Missions



Comprehensive Mission

Full Name

Aternative Matters

Multidisciplinary Applied Collaborative to explore alternatives to unsustainable materials with a focus on biobased--biodegradable packaging, plastic recycling and reuse

Alternative Matters


The CAFFRE mission is to serve as a catalyst for research and development of novel functional foods and components that will enhance health. "From Crops to the Clinic to the Consumer"

Center for Advanced Functional Foods Research and Entrepreneurship



CAPPS is an National Science Foundation I/UCRC Founded center designed to foster partnerships between industry and universities for the mutual benefit of both parties and the advancement of food processing and packaging research

Center for Advanced Processing and Packaging Studies



Our mission is to advance a stronger, more science-based food safety system that prevents foodborne illness and protects public health

Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention

Food Industries

Our mission is to provide food companies, FS&T, and related institutions with technical and scientific services through education, research and product development with highly skilled personnel, fully equipped pilot plants, teaching facilities and professional development training

The Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center

Food Innovation

One Mission: To improve global life quality by inspiring sustainable multi-disciplinary food solutions. Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world

Food Innovation Center.

Foods for Health

To advance multidisciplinary research that defines the relationship between foods, disease prevention, and health promotion. A future of personalized nutrition for global optimal health

Foods for Health Discovery Theme

Food Waste

The Food Waste Collaborative promotes the reduction and redirection of food waste as an integral part of a healthy and sustainable food system

OSU Food Waste Collaborative


The mission of FREC is to bring together academic and industry leaders to discover innovative solutions that address the challenges of the food flavor industry

Flavor Research and Education Center


We inspire minds to improve food and impact the world with food science & technology

Department of Food Science and Technology

Local Foods

OSUE local foods programs advance the well-being of individuals, families, organizations and communities by holistically addressing multiple issues related to a local food system from production through consumption

Local Foods

Ohio State University Extension

Meat Science

Meat Science Extension provides assistance in meat science and Food Safety challenges for the meat industry of Ohio as well as communities including youth agricultural programs

Meat Science Extension, FAES


Our mission is to provide analytical support to The OSU research community with an emphasis on studies involving foods for cancer prevention. NPASR brings world-class LCMS technologies and unique expertise to exploration of food phytochemicals and their small molecule metabolites in humans. We excel at targeted and untargeted metabolomics for food and environmental exposures as well as biomarker discovery and identification. We serve investigators in both public and private enterprises as collaborators and through fee for service

Nutrient and Phytochemical Analytic Shared Resource


Leverage our industry experience and University resources to provide comprehensive sensory and consumer testing services while training the next generation of sensory scientists one project at a time

Consumer Sensory Testing