WRRC Is a National Historic Chemical Landmark
On September 6, 2002 the ARS Western Regional Research Center (WRRC) at Albany, CA, was designated by the American Chemical Society as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in recognition of WRRC's pioneering research on frozen foods. The award recognizes the accomplishments of WRRC scientists who determined, characterized, and controlled many of the underlying chemical and biochemical mechanisms responsible for frozen food stability and deterioration. The findings, largely from the 1950s and 1960s, laid the foundations for the modern frozen food industry and continue to provide the basis for the handling and preservation of frozen food. Civic and industry leaders joined dignitaries from ARS and the American Chemical Society for a ceremony in Albany on December 11, 2002 celebrating this designation. The ceremonies included tours highlighting the historic and modern aspects of ARS research at WRRC.
About ACS National Historic Chemical Landmark Award (Time-Temperature Tolerance)
About the ACS Chemical Landmark Program
WRRC Receives its Second National Historic Chemical Landmark
WRRC has been designated by the American Chemical Society as a 2013 National Historic Chemical Landmark in recognition of its revolutionary contributions to flavor chemistry. The ARS Information Staff summarizes WRRC's accomplishments in "Cited for More Than 60 Years of Flavor Research" (Agricultural Research Magazine, May/June 2013; linked below). The award will be presented in Albany, CA on August 29, 2013. Details to follow.
About ACS National Historic Chemical Landmark Award (Flavor Chemistry Research at the USDA)
ARS Agricultural Research Magazine article May/June 2013 vol. 61 no. 5