Take a Tour of IFSH Facilities
IFSH Headquarters, Illinois Tech/Moffett Campus
6502 South Archer Road
Bedford Park, IL 60501-1957
The Institute for Food Safety and Health is located at Illinois Tech’s Moffett Campus in Bedford Park, Illinois. The physical resources of IFSH include offices, meeting rooms and classrooms, a library, several laboratories, and pilot plants.
The IFSH facility currently consists of two major buildings and three minor structures situated on 5.5 acres of land. The 50,000-sq. ft. main building contains offices, meeting room space, reception area/lobby, library, and several laboratories. A second, connected building contains IFSH’s three-story, 55,000 sq. ft. industrial scale pilot plant, as well as meeting rooms and office space. A smaller, 7,000 sq. ft. building, houses the Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory and biocontainment pilot plant. A hazardous waste building and a greenhouse also are located onsite.
Pilot Plant and Facilities Leasing
IFSH operates several food Pilot plants with varying scales of equipment. A GMP pilot plant with a kitchen suite and a smaller private project bay is suitable for most product development projects. They are supported by a dry storage room with a choice of two chilled walk-in coolers. An adjacent product cutting room with a kitchenette and private conference area is next to the GMP pilot plant. There is also an available food properties lab and in the high bay processing pilot plant there are several retorts and a 24 L High Pressure Processing (HPP) unit. Various UV light equipment and HTST pasteurizers are available for beverage processing. The facilities can be made available for private use through a lease agreement for an individual professional, small start-up, or large company seeking the means to reformulate a product or develop new prototypes. IFSH can also accommodate any number of process equipment types that the client may wish to bring into the center. Certain unit operations can be made available for rental for off-site work. Please contact the Manager, of Business Development and Communications, for information about leasing arrangements and IFSH Director of Facilities, for inquiries about pilot plant capabilities.