The Center serves as a major food processing and applied research hub because it integrates applied research with state-of-the-art pilot plants, laboratory services, a team of product developers, and a team that supports food entrepreneurship.
Established in 1983, the Food Processing Center is a multi-disciplinary resource which offers both technical and business development services under one roof. This combination is rare in the food industry, which enables us to meet the needs of our diverse clients including manufacturers, entrepreneurs, suppliers, distributors, associations, retailers, and food service providers. When a project requires specialized expertise, we interact with the University of Nebraska's Food Science and Technology faculty as well as other University departments.
The role of The Food Processing Center is to enhance value throughout the process, from idea through ongoing market support. We accomplish this by providing a wide variety of customized services, all delivered in a confidential, price-competitive and timely manner.
We are equipped to work with products in every major food group including grains and oilseeds, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, and poultry. Depending on your needs, we can provide a stand-alone service or a fully integrated package of technical and business development support.
The Food Processing Center offers this unique combination of technical and business development services to accurately reflect the nature of the food industry. Food is both a science and a business, and we understand the dynamic relationship of these two different, yet interconnected worlds. We also understand the ever-changing challenges of the food industry, and continually add innovative services to meet your needs.