Centers & Facilities

Food Science Research Centers & Facilities

Many faculty members lead research centers and facilities through our integrated mission and collaboration with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. These centers serve to advance research, provide resources and information to the general public, and assist entrepreneurs and retailers with consumer feedback. 

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Arkansas Food Innovation Center

The Arkansas Food Innovation Center uses food scientists, facilities and equipment to help farmers and food entrepreneurs create commercial, retail-ready products.

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Center for Food Safety

The Center for Food Safety conducts research on the safety and quality of food products with a focus on biological, chemical and physical hazards.

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Center for Human Nutrition

The Center for Human Nutrition is a cross-campus initiative that brings together interdisciplinary faculty conducting nutrition research in the Division of Agriculture, the University of Arkansas Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest Arkansas.

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Rice Processing Program

The U of A Rice Processing Program conducts basic and applied research to enhance the quality and value of rice and rice products. Their research includes everything from harvest to assessing processed rice products. (Note: Arkansas is the No. 1 rice-producing state in the U.S.)

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Sensory Science Center

The Sensory Science Center conducts basic and applied research to better understand the roles of sensory aspects not only in food perception and acceptance but also in the quality of life. Their services include consumer testing, focus groups, behavior analysis and more.