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 research cluster 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
Price range for use of the pilot plant is $40-$80 per hour depending on the complexity of the project.
For more details please contact the Pilot Plant Manager.
|For More Information Contact:|
Pilot Plant Manager
School of Food & Agriculture
University of Maine
5735 Hitchner Hall
Orono, ME 04469
email: firstname.lastname@example.orgNormal hours of operation: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Additional hours for special projects can be accommodated upon request.
Consumer Food Complaints
The faculty and staff in the research cluster 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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