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The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences aims for excellence with comprehensive, integrated, and 21st century education, scholarship, and outreach. Food science professionals train students in the quality, processing, and safety of foods for the multibillion dollar food industry. Nutrition professionals provide training in nutrition science, community nutrition, and clinical nutrition with a focus on improving health and well-being of all citizens and populations.

Scholarly and educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level integrate the basic and applied sciences with outreach.

Our Mission

The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences fulfills the land grant mission through excellence in teaching, research, and outreach, improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Louisiana and globally.

NFS Training & Certification

10 -12 April 2018

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls”. This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

Registration is now open. For more information, and a link to registration, go the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food page.

4 June 2018

AFDO Sanitation Control Procedures (SCP) For Fish and Fishery Products
Registration will open soon

The Sanitation Control Procedures (SCP)For Fish and Fishery Products course assists the seafood industry in developing and implementing “Sanitation Control Procedures” as mandated by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Course participants will learn how to draft SSOP's and build monitoring programs for FDA's 8 key sanitary conditions. Participants that attend the standard one-day course will receive a "Certificate of SCP Course Completion” from AFDO

For more information, and a link to the registration, go the AFDO Sanitation Control Procedures (SCP) For Fish and Fishery Products page.

5 - 7 June 2018

Basic Seafood HACCP Training
Registration will open soon.

Training in Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is mandated for the seafood processors by the U.S. Food and Drug Admin-istration (FDA). Basic HACCP courses teach the principles of HACCP and empower processors to develop HACCP plans specific for each seafood product they handle or produce.

The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences offers a two and a half day basic Seafood HACCP training designed to educate seafood processors, packers, wholesales, importers, harvesters and warehouses about seafood safety. Participants who complete the course receive a certificate issued by AFDO, that fulfills the FDA requirements for seafood HACCP training.

See the Basic Seafood HACCP Training page for more information.


22 August 2017

The table and beyond - LSU AgCenter researchers studying use of crawfish as more than a meal.

Crawfish might make for more than just a good meal. Tail meat is the main reason farmers raise crawfish, but LSU AgCenter researcher, and School of Nutrition and Food Sciences Professor, Subramaniam Sathivel sees benefits in the entire crustacean.

He and other researchers are working on ways to add value to the Louisiana crawfish crop: potentially as minced meat; a source of chemicals for anti-aging products; and omega-3 oil for its potential health benefits or as a red food coloring.

31 July 2017

Understanding the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA, pronounced fizz-ma) will affect farmers and consumers alike. From farm to plate, there are all manner of rules that will change the way raw food is handled. Dr. Achyut Adhikari, assistant professor at the LSU AgCenter's School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, told farmers at the Farm Bureau Federation convention there are seven primary areas they will be affected, as well as why consumers should pay attention. See what Dr. Adhikari has to say in this video interview.

18 July 2017

The LSU AgCenter New Faculty Profile: Wenqing Xu Finds Fulfillment in Food Safety. With a three-way appointment at the AgCenter and College of Agriculture – Dr. Xu does extension work, conducts research, and teaches in the classroom. Her first priority when joining the AgCenter was to identify food safety needs in the state and work with agents and educators to create a food safety culture. Read more about Dr. Xu's passion for food-saftey issues and her reasearh interests that can help protect consumers in all walks of life from food-borne illness.

4 May 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Marlene Janes, professor in the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences. She received the LSU Alumni Faculty Excellence Award.

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