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Meat Science Extension

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences



Welcome to The Ohio State University Meat Science Extension program!

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Food Safety     •    Meat and Poultry Labeling     •     Meat Processing      •     Youth Meat Judging
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Meat Lab Retail Sales     •     Meat Science Major at OSU     •    OSU Meat Judging Team     •     OSU Meat Science Club



  1. The OSU Thermal Processing of Ready-to-Eat Meat Products Short Course

    May 28, 2024

    We completed the first OSU Thermal Processing of Ready-to-Eat Meat Products short course since the pandemic.  This 3-day course covers the technical and regulatory aspects of cooking and chilling of ready-to-eat meat products, presented by 10 speakers from the equipment industry, USDA-FSIS and OSU.  

    Denny Heldman, Bala Balasubramaniam, and I were the OSU speakers. As part of the course, participants got to tour a smokehouse that was built to be used for research in the Ag. Engineering Building and Bala’s HPP facility in Parker Food Science. 

  2. Alumni Story: Dr. Ashley Blilie

    May 23, 2024

    If you had asked Animal Sciences alumna Dr. Ashley Blilie where she would be in ten years when she was a freshman at The Ohio State University, she probably would have told you: practicing veterinary medicine.  


    Extending Assistance

    Oct 4, 2023

    Before taking the bold leap of starting a new meat processing company, most stakeholders who’ve “been there, done that,” would likely recommend that entrepreneurs do exhaustive due diligence and take advantage of the resources available to ensure they are committing to the venture with wide-open eyes. Academic programs, such as The Ohio State University’s (OSU) Meat Science Extension service, are just one of many sources of information for those exploring the possibility of a meat processing startup.