Steve Winkel


Phone Number   208-496-4547
Email Address
Address   320E STC


  • Associate, General Studies, Ricks College, 1978
  • B.S., Zoology, Brigham Young University, 1980
  • Ph.D., Nutrition and Food Science, Utah State University, 1985


  • Dairy Processing: Fluid Milk Products, Sour Cream, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Natural Cheese, Ice Cream, Concentrated and Dried Dairy Products
  • Food Safety: GFSI Certification, Quality Systems, HACCP etc.
  • Quality Assurance: Specifications, Quality System Auditing, Sampling, Physical, Chemical and Microbiological Testing, Product Retrieval and Recall, Supplier Approval Process
  • Food Regulations: PMO, FDA, USDA, USDA Organic Certification, Plant Inspection, Product Labeling, Kosher Certification
  • Product Development: Shelf Life Evaluation, Sensory Evaluation, Line Extension, Product Lifecycle Management, Genesis R&D Software

Professional Experience

  • Faculty, Department of Animal and Food Science, Brigham Young University‚ÄźIdaho, August 2013 – present
  • Director of Technical Services, The YoCrunch Company (company part of Healthy Food Holdings), April 2012 – August 2013
  • Independent Food Safety and Quality Assurance Consultant, September 2011 – April 2012
  • Corporate Director of Quality Assurance, Healthy Food Holdings, April 2007 – September 2011
  • Director of Technical Services, WhiteWave Foods (company merged with Horizon Organic), October 2004 – March 2007
  • Director of Quality Assurance, Horizon Organic, November 2000 – October 2004
  • Corporate Quality Systems Manager, Leprino Foods, November 1993 – November 2000
  • Director of Product Quality Assurance, Dairyman’s Cooperative Creamery Association, January 1987 – November 1993

Course Responsibilities

  • FDSCI 203: Environmental Stewardship
  • NUTR 150: Essentials of Human Nutrition
  • FS 180: Survey of Food Science
  • FS 220: Food Laws, Regulations, and Additives
  • FS 435: Dairy Processing