Food Technology - Dr. Matthew Highlands Pilot Plant
The Dr. Matthew Highlands Pilot Plant is a state of the art facility committed to helping Food Processors, Entrepreneurs, Farmers, Researchers and Students in the food industry. Our equipment and services offer a variety of options for anyone seeking to expand product lines, create value added foods, solve issues in current food products, and scale up recipes for commercial production. Click here for a list of our processing equipment.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension together with the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition offer the following services to the food industry:
- Resources for Small Food Businesses
- Better Process Control School
- Product and Process Review
- Consumer Sensory Testing
- Grant Writing Support/Review
- Analytical Consulting
- Assistance in developing new food products
- Applied research for trouble-shooting issues
- Commercial Kitchen Facilities
Please contact us for more information about our services or for a cost estimate of your project needs.Connie Young Johnson: email@example.com Pilot Plant Manager 5735 Hitchner Hall Orono, ME 04469-5735 phone: 207.581.3139 or fax: 207.581.1626
Consumer Food Complaints
The faculty and staff in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition do not analyze foods for bacterial or other types of contamination in response to consumer food complaints. If you are a consumer and have a food complaint, you should contact the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources Division of Regulations at Tel: 207.287.3841.
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