Submit a Correction I work for this organization

UMass Food Science Extension
100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

The UMass Food Science Extension Program integrates research and outreach education in areas related to food safety, food production and the principles of food science. Understanding the participants and elements of food systems, Food Science Extension at the University of Massachusetts provides farmers, business owners, and industry partners across the Northeast with support and knowledge essential for growth and success in food production. We focus on applied research and food safety education to support the food industry. Our research efforts support development research from concept to commercialization to address technical challenges and deliver against product/business needs from farm to fork. In addition, our group provides educational programs that address food science needs through short courses, on-line training and other outreach venues.


Name Title Phone
Christopher Von Achen
(860) 628-1812
Show Bio
Extension Research Assistant at the University of Massachusetts- Work focuses on helping small/local food processors navigate the food safety landscape.


  • Food Processing or Manufacturing
    • Support organization: Food Processing or Manufacturing
    • Other: Food Processing or Manufacturing
  • Education
    • Colleges / Universities
    • Support organization: Education
  • Business Planning and Technical Assistance
    • Packaging and safety
    • Production / Processing technical assistance
    • Regulations and permits


education, technical assistance, food safety, product development