About the Food Products & Safety Laboratory

The Food Products and Safety Laboratory is a state of the art, USDA inspected processing facility with full harvesting facilities, processing and fabrication rooms, and an interactive auditorium classroom connected to the fabrication room that allows instructors to use actual carcasses and demonstrate processing techniques in the classroom for instruction in meat animal composition and food safety.

In addition the Food Products and Safety Laboratory provides food product safety and testing services for the food industry and consumers. A full range of testing and services are available including microbial evaluation, nutritional label analyses and chemical composition and microbial analyses of food items.

The UA Food Products and Safety facility is the only one of its kind at a University in the Southwest.

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Food Products and Safety Lab Office (No Meat Sales or Pick Up): Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm.


4181 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719

Directions: This facility is just a short 4 mile drive from main campus. To reach the facility from the main campus, take Speedway Boulevard east to Campbell Avenue. Drive north on Campbell Avenue 3.5 miles to Roger Road. Turn left onto Roger and then take the first right turn into the Meat Science Complex.


Email: dscottmerrell@arizona.edu
Facebook: U of A Food Products and Safety Lab