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'Moogets' Help Utah State University Win Dairy Competition

Capital Press Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019

Food science students from Utah State University scooped up the top prize in this year’s new products competition sponsored by the Idaho Milk Processors Association. Their innovative product — Moogets, a chicken nugget substitute using cheese as the base — won the $10,000 grand prize to be split between the university and the students. In addition to cheese, the product also contains milk and whey isolate powder for a dairy ingredient content of 79%. ... With a unique set of nutrients, calcium, vitamins and minerals, the product could fill a need not currently met in the marketplace and appeal to vegetarians and other consumers wanting to limit their meat intake, according to the students. Team members include Melissa Marsh, Jung Mun Yang, Ireland Green, Savannah Branson and Sophie Overbeck. "We appreciate the opportunity that IMPA gives USU, and other schools, to compete in the product development competition," Dave Irish, USU team advisor and the school's Aggie Creamery manager, said. "Our students had a great idea, worked extremely hard, and we are pleased with the results, both as a product and the grand prize," he said.

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