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.