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Foegeding honored with Haines dairy award

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Dr. Allen Foegeding, William Neal Reynolds Professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, has been honored with the 2011 William C. Haines Dairy Science Award given by the California Dairy Research Foundation.

The award was announced at the recent Cal Poly Dairy Ingredients Symposium in San Francisco.

“Through his work with whey protein functionality and the textural properties of cheese, Allen has contributed tremendously to the dairy industry,” said Dr. Joseph O’Donnell, executive director of the California Dairy Research Foundation. “We are happy to honor his many decades of service with this award that really spotlights research supporting product innovation.”

Foegeding’s research and teaching focus on protein functionality and polymer and colloidal properties of food products, with emphasis on whey proteins and dairy products. Throughout his career he has served as visiting professor or scientist at institutions throughout the world, including Duke University, New Zealand Dairy Research Institute and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is a fellow of the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and has received numerous research and teaching awards, including the 2003 Research and Development Award from IFT.

Established in 2004, the Haines Dairy Science Award was created to recognize individuals who, through their accomplishments in research and development in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, technology, nutrition or engineering, have made a significant contribution to dairy science and the betterment of the dairy industry and consumers. The award was created to honor William C. Haines, former vice president of product innovation for Dairy Management Inc.

The California Dairy Research Foundation is a non-profit corporation that manages California dairy industry research on dairy products, dairy herd health and heard health and food safety.

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