• User with MicroThermics
  • Coffee Beans roasted using San Franciscan Coffee Roaster
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  • User with Groen Steam Jacket Kettle
Ranney Food Processing Laboratory

» Ranney Food Processing Laboratory

About our Facility

The Ranney Food Processing Laboratory is housed in our new Keck Center for Science and Engineering at Chapman University.  Our campus is in the city of Orange, located in Southern California, approximately 35 miles south of Los Angeles. Designed with drop down utilities and epoxy floors, the laboratory is equipped with new equipment including a Microthermics UHT/HTST system with in-line homogenizer on which we can process dairy and non-dairy, plant-based beverages, creamers, teas, juices, kombucha, etc.  The lab is also equipped with a stand-alone homogenizer, a spray dryer, coffee roaster, and much more (see detailed list below).  The lab has been designed for teaching purposes, research and development, and to assist the food companies with small-scale trials to evaluate their formulations for shelf-life, flavor and color changes, stability, and product styling.  

For more information, or to schedule a visit, please contact Anuradha Prakash (prakash@chapman.edu).


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Equipment

A few of our frequently used equipment/amenities:

  • Microthermics UHT/HTST Pasteurizer with inline GEA Homogenizer
  • Blast freezer
  • Harvest Saver Cabinet Dryer
  • Gaulin 15-MR-8TA homogenizer
  • Taylor Ice Cream Maker
  • Ribbon Mixer
  • Walk-in Freezer
  • Walk-in Refrigerator

For a complete list please view:

 

MicroThermics UHT/HTST Pasteurizer
MicroThermics UHT/HTST Pasteurizer
GEA In-Line Homogenizer
GEA In-Line Homogenizer
MicroThermics Filler
MicroThermics Filler
San Franciscan SF-6 Coffee Roaster
San Franciscan SF-6 Coffee Roaster
Harvest Saver Cabinet Dryer
Harvest Saver Cabinet Dryer
Taylor Ice-Cream Maker & Bravo Blast Freezer
Taylor Ice-Cream Maker & Bravo Blast Freezer
Mainca Ribbon Blender
Mainca Ribbon Blender
Walk-In Freezer (-20 °C)
Walk-In Freezer (-20 °C)
Walk-In Refrigerator (4 °C)
Walk-In Refrigerator (4 °C)

Testimonials


Health-Ade

Susan Stark - R&D Director

The Ranney Food Processing Laboratory is the perfect research and development partner.  Dr. Prakash and her team processed samples to our specification quickly and efficiently.  Having worked together on several remote projects this past year,  there was an open communication that exceeded expectations.  I would highly recommend their state-of-the-art facility, they have the expertise to get the job done.  

 

Ninth Avenue Foods

Brian Taylor - Director of Quality Services 

Thank you to The Ranney Food Processing Laboratory.  Your expertise and enthusiasm allowed us to complete our development cycle on time and meet our goals.  We look forward to working with you again in the future.