The LSU AgCenter FOODii facility layout includes a Shared-Use Processing Area/kitchen and a Resource Center for assistance in starting a new food business.
The Shared-Use Processing Area-enables a broad range of value-added agricultural and food products to be produced such as fresh-cut vegetables and fruits, jams, jellies, soups, sauces, beverages, pies, cakes, breads, seasoning blends, entrees, side dishes, etc. The FOODii offers the equipment to successfully prepare, bottle and package food products for the wholesale market.
The sensory services lab provides consultation, services and education to food and non-food industries both nationally and internationally. Services include sensory evaluation and consumer research on flavor, texture, appearance, acceptance or product liking of foods, ingredients, personal care and pharmaceutical products, fragrances, and textiles or paints.
The LSU AgCenter FOODii offers a food graphic design and food photo service. Marketing materials (labels, shale sheet, banners, recipe cards, …) for food companies are essential for the success to compete in today's market.
The LSU AgCenter Microbiology Laboratory conducts analysis of finished products, raw materials and environmental areas for routine required testing, and assists in the training of clients regarding sanitary practices. Shelf life studies, at different storage temperatures, are conducted for client products and quantify the impacts of preservation technologies that are utilized.
The LSU AgCenter Food Science Laboratory performs routine food chemistry testing, including analysis for pH, titratable acidity, salt content, solids content, brix, colorimetry and other methods deemed helpful to clients. In addition, this lab conducts nutrition analysis testing and provides guidance to clients.
The Training and Education Area will be outfitted with internet capabilities and a conference room for meetings and is available for our food tenants' use. This enables our tenants to have meetings or tastings in a professional environment.
The LSU AgCenter FOODii will provide office areas that are rented inexpensively to clients. This way, clients have the option to move both their processing and administrative functions into the center’s facility if desired. Clients will be provided with furniture and internet access.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture