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Our mission is to help Oklahoma's food and agricultural processors solve problems and achieve competitive advantage, leading to sustained economic growth, new jobs and improved food safety and quality through better engineering.

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We assist Oklahoma's food and agricultural processors solve problems and achieve competitive advantage, leading to sustained economic growth, new jobs and improved food safety and quality through better engineering.

We strive to be the highest quality leading supplier of research, development and technology transfer services to the food and agricultural products industries; to stimulate and sustain growth in the food and agricultural processing industry of Oklahoma; to increase food safety for consumers; to provide more and better-prepared graduates for careers in the industry; and to provide clients a competitive edge.

Research

  • Physical Properties.
  • Process Optimization.
  • Novel Food Process Equipment.

Technology Transfer

  • Process documentation and standardization.
  • Process optimization.
  • Facility design.

Implementation Strategies

  • Form directed, multidisciplinary research teams to address problems that can be solved effectively.
  • Provide responsive, direct technical support to individual clients.
  • Facilitate technology transfer via fact sheets, newsletters, conferences, workshops and short-courses.
  • Provide training and practical experience for graduate and undergraduate students.

Experts

Dani Bellmer, Ph.D.
Food Process Engineer
danielle.bellmer@okstate.edu

Tim Bowser, Ph.D.
Food Process Engineer
bowser@okstate.edu

FAPC Resources

Jerky Dehydrator Construction and Operation Manual
Jerky Dehydrator Visual
Cleaning and Sanitizing in Small and Very Small Plants
Pecan Sanitizer Plans - PDF Digital Design Package
Pecan Sanitizer Plans - CAD Digital Design Package
Commercial Kitchen Build-Operate Template
On-Farm Commercial Kitchen Template
Workshops & Events
Videos
OSU Fact Sheets

External Resources

OSU Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Injuries in Food Manufacturing
Design-Build Disputes in Construction of Food Processing Facilities