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Aggie Ice Cream Lab at USU to Close Temporarily

Herald Journal Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

A Utah State University food lab chiefly known for making Aggie Ice Cream shut down on Saturday so upgrades can be made to the facility over the next several months. The Gary H. Richardson Dairy Products Laboratory will be closed from Dec. 1 to March 4, 2019, according to a USU news release, so that the lab can become compliant with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. ... The one thing that won’t be impacted by the lab’s closure, according to a university news release, is production of Aggie Ice Cream and cheese — two products the facility readily markets to the public. ... Overall, the lab’s closure will not have a detrimental effect on the department, according to Carpenter. ... He expressed optimism about the long-term impacts the upgrades on the lab will have for his department.

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