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Process Authority

FAPC offers process authority evaluation on canned products.

Process Authority

We offer process authority evaluation on canned products. Please follow the steps to submit your samples.

  1. Product Samples. 6 samples of each food product being tested, preferably from separate production batches. All samples should be packaged as for sale in the actual retail packaging. The samples for testing should be packed in containers holding at least 4 ounces or more of product.
  2. Product Formula. Complete the Recipe Submission Form - PDF or Recipe Submission Form - Microsoft Word to provide a list of the ingredients used to make a batch of product and the amount by weight of each ingredient used. Amounts listed by volume instead of weight, i.e. cups, tablespoons, will not be accepted and could cause a delay.
  3. Product Processing Description. Complete the Product Production Process Form - PDF or Product Production Process Form - Microsoft Word to provide a description of your current or intended techniques for formulating and processing your food product.
  4. Sample Submission Form. Complete the Sample Submission Form - PDF or Sample Submission Form - Microsoft Word and mail to:

Process Authority
Oklahoma State University
148 FAPC
Stillwater, OK 74078

ALL STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE PROCESS EVALUATION CAN BE PERFORMED.

PLEASE NOTE: General turnaround time is 6-8 weeks per submission depending on how many samples are currently in the queue. Sometimes it can be longer as holidays and campus closures occur. Process evaluation is completed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fees

In-state residents - $225

Out-of-state residents - $550

PROCESS AUTHORITY LETTERS WILL NOT BE SENT UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

Resources

Process Evaluation Information Sheet

Benefits for Having a Process Authority Letter on File

Contact

Erin Johnson or Andrea Graves - 405-744-6071

Focus Area

Horticultural Processing