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Food Product Innovation Center

Alabama A&M University’s Food Product Innovation Center is housed in the Department of Food and Animal Sciences in Caver Complex South.


Alabama A&M University’s Food Product Innovation Center is designed with the community in mind. The Center is built for product imagination all the way to the market. With our expertise we can meet the needs of the soon to be entrepreneurs in the early stages of product development to those already existing and well established companies needing assistance. We are focused on food from concept to commercialization. Our team is combining years of experience from multiple backgrounds including food and beverage industry experts, academia, research, government, and overall enthusiastic food scientists. Our team will work in a certified state of the art facility to serve as the food incubator of the Tennessee Valley. 


To provide affordable services to launch startup companies and assist already existing or established companies improve or build.


Bridge the gap of food innovation to market without causing an economic strain, while also providing a renowned experience of the advanced technology utilized in product development, food engineering, food analysis, food safety and business of manufacturing.


  • Serve Safe
  • PCQI
  • Food Safety/Food Defense (FSMA)
  • Intentional Adulteration Rule of FSMA
  • FDA/USDA updated or launching trainings
  • Better Process School
  • Write Procedures (Recall plans, Allergen plans, SOPs, SSOP)



Department of Food and Animal Sciences
(256) 372-4176
(256) 372-5432
Carver Complex Thomas Wing Office A-106
Nedra Montgomery
Lab Operations/Manager of Food Product Innovation Center