DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY The department of food science and technology was founded in April, 2004 after the Board of Studies approved the Course under The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Saki Campus. It started as a part of the department of Science Laboratory Technology running the National Diploma (ND) programme in Food Science and Technology The current Head of the Department is Mr. J.O Babalola. It became a full fledge department in 2007 and became the department of Food Science and Technology after a successful accreditation. From 2004 to date, the department has produced a highly qualified National and Higher National Diploma graduate who occupy various positions of repute in private and public Food Institution in Nigeria and Abroad. The department wrote proposal on Bakery, Pure Water Factory which inturned the major IGR for the Institution now. New Standard Laboratory building has just been handed over to the department by the Management under the leadership of Mr. M.O. Oladeji (The Rector). The building comprises of; - Food Microbiology Laboratory - Food Processing Laboratory - Food Instrumentation Laboratory - Food Quality Control Laboratory NEW STANDARD LABORATORY All these Laboratories can accommodate over Sixty (60) students at a time. The department is second to none because of the equipment available for Practical. Some of the equipment in our Laboratories are shown below; SPRAY DRIER FERMENTER DRUM DRIER CAN SEAMER WATER MANESTY RETORT BLANCHER BOILER GAS COOKER HOMOGENISER CANNING LINE AUTOCLAVE AND INCUBATOR CENTRIFUGE WORKING TABLE REFRACTOMETER MICROSCOPE MANUAL BOTTLE CAPPER AND MOISTURE ANALYSER SMOKED FISH ROASTER MILL ATTRITION AND HAMMER MILL UNIVERSAL OVEN CABINET DRIER SPECTROPHOTOMETER JUICE EXTRACTOR TRAY DRIER SIEVE SHAKER MICROWAVE OVEN PUMPING MACHINE OIL EXTRACTOR COLD ROOM OVEN DRY The annual National Association of Food Science and Technology Students Food Week had recorded tremendous success in the year past and Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) in her monthly newsletter, 2017 comments on the wonderful response recorded from NAFSTS, The Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki membership form obtained in the history of the Institute. Social Media, Students Association in the department has its own WHATSAPP Platform apart from department WHATSAPP platform.