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FRESH Clemson University

FRESH (Food Research Excellence for Safety & Health) was established at Clemson University with generous philanthropic support from the Sonoco Foundation. With top academic experts involved in every step of the food value chain, FRESH serves as a catalyst and unifier on campus, working closely with external partners. Clemson is positioned to drive solutions through faculty-sponsored research, student projects and the FRESH annual Food, Packaging and Sustainability Summit.


To develop innovative solutions by engaging the collective intellectual capital and purposeful collaboration of experts from academia, industry and thought leaders throughout the entire food value chain.


To be a national leader that provides applied research and innovative solutions to facilitate the establishment of a true circular economy for a safe, secure and sustainable food value chain.

The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics
The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics | 311 Harris A. Smith Building, Fernow Street, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634