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Dairy Products Technology Center : Past Research Projects : Cattle Ranch

Past Research Projects


Past Projects

The applied research program currently emphasizes cheese science and technology, dairy foods quality, dairy ingredients technology, and novel process technologies.



Past Projects

Milk Protein Concentrate Functionality Improvement Program
10/01/08 - 12/31/10 : P.I. - Tong, Phillip

Extending Shelf Life: Inactivation of Gram Positive Bacterial Spores in Fluid Milk
Using UV Light 10/01/08 - 07/31/10 : P.I. - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael

Spore reduction in milk powder using UV illumination technology
10/01/08 - 07/31/10 : P.I. - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael; Co-PI: Gragson, Derek

Preventing the development of the undesirable burnt and roesy flavor in low fat cheese
01/01/09 - 07/31/10 : P.I. - Farkye, Nana

Evaluation of Properties of Vacuum Packaged Dry Dairy Powders
10/01/08 - 06/30/10 : P.I. - Tong, Phillip

Improving Dairy Ingredients Functionality Through Research & Training Collaboration
01/01/10 - 06/30/10 : P.I. - Tong, Phillip

High capacity SNP arrays for detecting genetic effects on dairy production trait
07/01/08 - 06/30/10 : P.I. - Golden, Bruce; Co-PI: Jimenez-Flores

Defining Milk Quality for Today's Dairy Industry - Microbial and Ecology Approach
07/01/08 - 06/30/10 : P.I. - Khalil, Hany; Co-PI: Jimenez-Flores

Proteomic approach to study milk fat globule membrane proteins as biologically active compounds
07/01/07 - 06/30/10 : P.I. - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael

Low and Reduced Sodium Cheese with Enhanced Flavor
10/01/08 - 06/30/10 : P.I.- Farkye, Nana

CheesePlus: Omega-3 fortification of cheese
11/01/08 - 06/30/10 : P.I. - Farkye, Nana

Improving texture and lubricity of low fat cheddar cheese with selected surfactants and gums
01/01/09 - 06/30/10 : P.I. - Farkye, Nana

Natural mold inhibition in cheese by lactic acid bacteria
07/01/09 - 06/30/10 : P.I. - Farkye, Nana

Evaluation of functional properties of Nutrahead products for process optimization
06/02/07 - 06/01/10 : P.I. - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael

Improving Whey Protein Off-Flavor Prevention Via Alternate Process Step Optimization
09/01/07 - 03/31/10 : P.I. - Tong, Phillip

Characterization of functional properties and lipid profiles of cheese treated by supercritical CO2
07/01/06 - 03/31/10 : P.I. - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael

Survey, detection and identification of bacteria causing ropy milk defect in raw and pasteurized milk
09/01/07 - 03/31/10 : P.I. - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael

Improving low fat Cheddar cheese quality - Phase II
10/01/07 - 03/31/10 : P.I. - Farkye, Nana

Proteomics Approach to the Analysis of Animal Tissue and Milk Fat Globule Membrane Proteins
07/01/06 - 03/30/10 : P.I. - Peterson, Daniel; Co-PI: Jimenez-Flores, Rafael

Increasing proteolysis in lowfat Cheddar cheese to enhance texture
01/01/10 - 01/31/10 : P.I. - Farkye, Nana

New Natural Cheeses for the North American Market
10/01/07 - 12/31/09 P.I. - Farkye, Nana; Co-PI: Tong, Phillip

Seasonal Changes in Nitrogen Distribution of Milk
10/01/07 - 12/31/09 P.I. - Farkye, Nana

Effective Seasonal Changes in Milk Quality on LMPS Mozzarella
05/01/08 - 12/31/09 P.I. - Farkye, Nana

New Natural Cheeses for the North American Market
10/01/07 - 12/31/09 P.I. - Farkye, Nana; Co-PI: Tong, Phillip

Soil Chemistry of Central Coast Serpentinitic Vineyard Soils
01/01/09 - 12/31/09 P.I. - Appel, Christopher S.; Co-PI: Farkye, Nana

Development of Nutritionally Dense, Low Weight Ready to Eat (RTE) Meal to
Enhance Endurance and Physical Performance

07/01/07 - 06/30/09 P.I. - Khalil, Hany Co-PI: Jimenez-Flores, Rafael

Texture improvement of lowfat Cheddar cheese by blending nonfat cheese with full fat
cheese, cheese extract/enzyme modified cheese or lubricants using stuffing technologies

08/01/07 - 03/31/09 P.I. - Farkye, Nana

Innovative strategies for making low fat cheese texture more like full fat cheese
08/01/07 - 03/31/09 P.I. - Farkye, Nana

Whey component interactions in the concentration process of WPC manufacture
07/01/06 - 12/31/08 P.I. - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael Co-PI: Tong, Phillip

Expanding Utilization of California Milk for Cheese and Other Value Added Dairy Products &
Ingredients Through Industry Outreach & Technology Transfer

01/01/08 - 12/31/08 P.I. - Tong, Phillip

Identification of the causes of deficiencies of flavor development in lowfat Cheddar cheese
07/01/06 - 12/31/08 P.I. - Farkye, Nana

Whey component interactions in the concentration process of WPC manufacture
07/01/06 - 12/31/08 P.I. - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael; Co-PI: Tong, Phillip

Cal Poly State University ATC Equipment
09/15/06 - 09/14/08 P.I. - Peterson, Daniel; Co-PI - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael

Mechanisms of Protection and Intestine Colonization of Probiotic Bacteria Offered by
Milk Fat Globule Membrane in Yogurt as Determined by Laser Tweezers

07/01/05 - 06/30/08 P.I. - Khalil, Hany; Co-PI - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael

Identification of Milk and Dairy Products’ Point of Origin: Phase II
01/01/07 - 03/31/08 P.I. - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael

Development of Dairy Products Enriched in Milk Fat Globule Membranes and their
Characterization Using Laser Tweezers

07/01/04 - 02/28/08 P.I. - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael; Co-PI: Tong, Phillip

Project Wizard Dairy Prototype
02/01/07 - 01/31/08 P.I. - Farkye, Nana

Characterization of MFGM Function in Binding Mechanism of Probiotic Bacteria
10/01/05 - 01/31/08 P.I. - Jimenez-Flores, Rafael

Improving full-fat and low fat Cheddar cheese quality in California
10/01/05 - 12/31/07 P.I. - Farkye, Nana

Impact of dairy protein ingredients options on frozen dairy desserts
01/01/06 - 12/31/07 P.I. - Tong, Phillip

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