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Griffiths Atungulu addresses drying and storage with a graduate student

The mission of the Rice Processing Program is to conduct both basic and applied research to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of current processing operations, as well as to provide fundamental information to be utilized in the development of new products and processes. The ultimate goal is to enhance the quality and value of rice and rice products.

The research scope ranges from property characterization at harvest to assessment of consumer preferences of processed rice. Emphasis areas include: pre-harvest property characterization, drying, storage, milling, quality assessment, cereal chemistry and sensory analysis of rice and rice products.