Labratory research

The work our faculty and students do brings people healthy, abundant food, clean water, advances in health care, and a stronger economy. Our work strengthens individuals and communities, and enriches the lives of people in Oregon and beyond.

Our Impacts

Advancing the frontiers of safety and freshness

J. Antonio Torres works under pressure — extremely high pressure. The OSU food scientist uses pressures that are 6,000 times greater than atmospheric pressure and almost 10 times greater than pressure in the deepest ocean — to kill microbes in food.

“Dairies and all food processors use heat to inactivate microorganisms that are...

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