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Food industry leaders focus attention on FAPC research

Food industry leaders focus attention on FAPC research

Jul 11, 2019

The Industry Advisory Committee of Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center recently met on the OSU campus to learn more about faculty research and discuss how the advisory board can help meet the needs of the center.

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Healthier eating in a SNAP

Healthier eating in a SNAP

Jun 26, 2019

Despite being referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill by most of the public, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 dedicated a larger percentage of funding to nutritional assistance rather than farms themselves. Rodney Holcomb, agribusiness economist for Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, and Aaron Ates, recent Ph.D. graduate from OSU, examined the spending habits of households currently being supported by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program administered by the Food Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Ensure food and beverages are safe to consume after a flood

Ensure food and beverages are safe to consume after a flood

May 24, 2019

Oklahomans know all too well the effects floodwaters can have on both individuals and communities. Floods can cause loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock and more. The safety of food and beverage products following a flood also is a concern.

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Keep food safety in mind this Memorial Day

Keep food safety in mind this Memorial Day

May 03, 2019

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and with warmer weather on the way, many Oklahomans will be firing up their grill and celebrating with cookouts, picnics and other activities. FAPC suggests the following food safety tips when celebrating this Memorial Day weekend.

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‘Egg’cellent food safety tips for spring festivities

‘Egg’cellent food safety tips for spring festivities

Apr 16, 2019

Warmer weather, egg hunts and sweet candy treats are festive spring traditions that bring loved ones together around the table to enjoy family meals. Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center wants to make sure you keep food safety in mind when preparing meals for festive spring get-togethers.

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From Scratch to Market: Commercializing a Food Product

From Scratch to Market: Commercializing a Food Product

Apr 16, 2019

Your friends tell you your salsa is the best they ever tasted. Your mother has been serving her “world’s best” homemade jelly for years. Your grandmother’s pasta sauce is the hit of every family gathering. You think about selling your food product, but you don’t know where to begin. Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, a part of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has experts who specialize in helping entrepreneurs commercialize homemade recipes.

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April is Made in Oklahoma Month - MIO Day at OSU slated for April 26

April is Made in Oklahoma Month - MIO Day at OSU slated for April 26

Apr 09, 2019

April is Made in Oklahoma Month, and Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is encouraging Oklahomans to celebrate by supporting local food companies.

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FAPC workshop focuses on the wheat and baking industry

FAPC workshop focuses on the wheat and baking industry

Apr 02, 2019

Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center will hold a specialized workshop for the wheat and baking industry. The All You Knead to Know – An Artisan and Grain Workshop, sponsored by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, will take place May 15 at The Botanic Garden at OSU in Stillwater, Oklahoma, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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FAPC honors food science graduate students with fellowship

FAPC honors food science graduate students with fellowship

Mar 21, 2019

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Centered honored two graduate students with the Stanley E. Gilliland Memorial Fellowship in Food Science, providing $1,000 toward each recipient’s education efforts. Joyjit Saha, food science Ph.D. student, and Tony Kountoupis, food science master’s student, received the awards during the FAPC Research Symposium Feb. 26.

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Food safety program helps prepare OSU students for food industry

Food safety program helps prepare OSU students for food industry

Mar 13, 2019

Oklahoma State University students interested in food safety are taking advantage of a new program offered by the Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center.

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Celebrate Bake and Take Month during March

Celebrate Bake and Take Month during March

Mar 12, 2019

Oklahoma often is recognized for being a leading state in wheat production. Because of this, Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is promoting and recognizing this commodity by celebrating Bake and Take Month in March.

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OSU event promotes student food and ag research

OSU event promotes student food and ag research

Mar 08, 2019

Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center highlighted student research and awarded top winners during its annual Research Symposium. Sponsored by the Institute of Food Technologists-Oklahoma section, Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Stillwater Centennial Rotary Club and Oklahoma Association for Food Protection, the Feb. 26, 2019, symposium featured student oral and poster presentations from OSU, Langston University and University of Central Oklahoma.

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From PB Slices to a bite-size PB snack, FAPC researchers are changing the way people eat peanut butter

From PB Slices to a bite-size PB snack, FAPC researchers are changing the way people eat peanut butter

Feb 19, 2019

Researchers at the Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center have developed a bite-size peanut butter product that is individually wrapped, high in protein and made from real peanut butter.

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FAPC assists with validation of South African dried meat product

FAPC assists with validation of South African dried meat product

Feb 18, 2019

Beef jerky a staple in the salty snack realm across the country, and the United States Department of Agriculture requires specifics during production to ensure the dried beef is safe to consume. However, those standards are not upheld around the globe. Researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center recently assisted Stormberg Foods, a family-owned South African company, with the validity process of producing biltong, a novel version of beef jerky.

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FAPC to highlight student research and natural curing meats

FAPC to highlight student research and natural curing meats

Jan 31, 2019

Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center will hold its annual Research Symposium to highlight food and agricultural products research during OSU Research Week.

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FAPC impacts Oklahoma food industry in 2018

FAPC impacts Oklahoma food industry in 2018

Dec 18, 2018

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center continued to support innovation and growth of food and agricultural businesses throughout Oklahoma in 2018, providing a total economic impact of $120.31 million.

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OSU graduate student receives scholarship; attends food safety conference

OSU graduate student receives scholarship; attends food safety conference

Dec 13, 2018

An Oklahoma State University graduate student was recognized for her academic ability, leadership potential, and passion for the food industry and food safety auditing profession. Conner McDaniel, a food science graduate student, was selected as a recipient of a $3,000 scholarship grant from the Food Marketing Institute Foundation for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Top 10 food safety tips for this holiday season

Top 10 food safety tips for this holiday season

Dec 11, 2018

The Christmas season is here, and many will be gathering around the dinner table devouring their favorite holiday meals. Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center wants to make sure you keep food safety tips in mind when preparing those holiday meals.

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FAPC advisory board meets at Fidler Marketing, tours Clements Foods

FAPC advisory board meets at Fidler Marketing, tours Clements Foods

Nov 29, 2018

The Industry Advisory Committee of Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center met at Fidler Marketing Inc. in Oklahoma City to discuss food and agricultural issues and take a tour of the nearby Clements Foods.

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FAPC selects food trends to watch for in 2019

FAPC selects food trends to watch for in 2019

Nov 27, 2018

Regional flavors, gut-healthy options, plus meats and more are on the menu for 2019, as Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center selects the hottest food trends for the upcoming year.

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FAPC fosters innovation with product development competition

FAPC fosters innovation with product development competition

Nov 20, 2018

Thirteen new food product creations were unveiled during Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center’s second annual Food Product Innovation Competition.

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Does turkey make you sleepy?

Does turkey make you sleepy?

Nov 14, 2018

When the last bite of turkey is consumed and the plates are cleared, the next item on the Thanksgiving agenda is a nap. Because turkey makes you sleepy, right? Darren Scott, food scientist at Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, debunks this myth.

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FAPC delivers food safety tips to the Thanksgiving table

FAPC delivers food safety tips to the Thanksgiving table

Nov 13, 2018

The holiday season is officially here and Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching. While many Oklahomans will be preparing holiday meals for their families and friends, the risk of food poisoning is lurking.

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OSU student group receives funding to improve research presentation skills

OSU student group receives funding to improve research presentation skills

Oct 17, 2018

The Student Professional Development Group of the Oklahoma Association for Food Protection is improving research presentation skills through the Enhancing Short Creative Research and Innovations Presentation Techniques, or ESCRIPT, program, thanks to funding support for a second year. The group received funding for 2018-19 for Short Research Presentation Grants, sponsored jointly by the Oklahoma State University Graduate College and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

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Trick-or-treat food safety tips for Halloween

Trick-or-treat food safety tips for Halloween

Oct 16, 2018

Halloween celebrations can be a trick or a treat when it comes to food safety. While Halloween offers plenty of make-believe fun, it also brings real food safety risks. Tips and tricks will help carve out food-safe festivities for party throwers and goers.

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