Commercial Food Laboratory

Image of Extension Food Technology from left: Beth Meyers, Roy Pennock Jr., Marissa Lopez,
Extension Food Technology from left:
Beth Meyers, Roy Pennock Jr., Marissa Lopez,

The purpose of this laboratory is to have a facility and commercial equipment available to develop food products from family recipes or fine tune commercial formulations before a full-scale production. Along with food processing the facility will have a separate area to test food products for sensorial qualities such as texture, flavor and appearance. Other equipment available is instrumental texture analysis and color measurement. The principal users of the laboratory will be NM food processors, however, students working on food product development or food related projects may also use facility.

Image of Students prepare samples for sensory testing.
Students prepare samples for sensory testing.
Image of Gene Baca of Bueno Foods waiting for his sample in sensory booth
Gene Baca of Bueno Foods
waiting for his sample in sensory booth
Image of Levi Conklin and Rudy Silva operate pasteurizer in food product development laboratory.
Levi Conklin and Rudy Silva operate pasteurizer
in food product development laboratory.