Services

We work with businesses on developing value-added food products including extruded products. We can assist our partners to ideate, develop, test, or reformulate prototypes. Interested? Contact us at to discuss your ideas: [email protected].

Regulatory

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Nutrition panel and product label

Microbial testing*

Shelf-life*

Function ingredients/allergen testing

Product development

chickpea puffs

Extrusion

Recipe and prototype development/testing

Sensory tests and market analysis

Quality control

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°Brix

Viscosity/texture analysis

pH

Water activity

Moisture content

* Testing using certified labs

Facilities

Food Extrusion Unit

Grad student Edwin Allan giving a tour of the MSU Food Extrusion Unit

Our researchers work with food companies to develop extruded products such as puffed snacks, breakfast cereals, pasta, and plant-based meat analogues. We specialize in recipe formulation and product analyzation. P.C. MSU Communications. Visit page

Hannon Hall Lab

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Our lab features equipment such as a texture analyzer, moisture analyzer, viscometer, fluorometer, and software to create, administer, and analyze survey data, generate nutrition fact labels, and create reports. Visit page

Hannon Hall Kitchen

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Short description of Hannon Kitchen

Software

nutraCoster nutrition software

nutrition labels

A tool to generate nutrition fact labels in accordance with FDA guidelines. The software can also perform product cost analysis. Go to site

Compusense®

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A world-renowned sensory testing platform for performing consumer testing, descriptive analysis testing and quality testing on products. Go to site

QualtricsXM®

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Used to create and administer surveys to help recruit participants, learn the needs and challenges of stakeholders, conduct market analysis to help advise the direction for future studies. Go to site

XLSTAT by Addinsoft

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An Excel add-on feature to analyze sensory data, create visual reports that are easy to interpret and process. Go to site