- Who We Are
- Product Development
- Sensory Testing
- Food Safety
- Shelf Life Testing
The Food Innovation Center (FIC) is a unique urban Agricultural Experiment Station located in Portland, Oregon. As part of Oregon State University, the FIC serves the Northwest food industry and communities, as well as national and international businesses. The FIC has three areas of excellence: a product and process development team to help new and established entrepreneurs bring products to market; a full service consumer sensory testing laboratory; and a food safety hub for education and testing.
Sarah Z. Masoni, from the Food Innovation Center at Oregon State University says, “Authenticity is the biggest key for consumers. They want to know who’s creating their food."
Authenticity is “the biggest key for consumers,” said Sarah Z. Masoni, product and process development manager at the Food Innovation Center at Oregon State University.
Starting this year, Herlinger wants to fill those under-filled shelves with the latest Portland food brand to go national: Ruby Jewel's ice cream and cookie concoctions.
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