This registered (licensed) FDA processing plant is capable of producing foods for sensory and nutritional studies. The facility includes a raw material storage area with a walk-in chiller, a kitchen/preparation and quality assurance testing area, and a high hygiene area, as well as a separate processing bay suitable for proprietary work. The pilot plant is now equipped with a wide array of typical food processing equipment including, vessels, kettles, mixers, pumps, homogenizers and packaging equipment. A 1S HTST processor has arrived and is being commissioned in the GMP Area. Due to a new contract with one of our member companies a wide range of useful food processing equipment (22 pieces) is now available to the NCFST and its member companies within the GMP area.