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Food Safety

FAPC strives to meet the food safety and security needs of Oklahoma’s food industry. Food safety affects every Oklahoma food processor, and FAPC stands ready to assist the state’s food industry with their food safety needs.

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We strive to meet the food safety and security needs of Oklahoma's food industry. Food safety affects every Oklahoma food processor, and we stand ready to assist the state's food industry with their food safety needs.

Each year roughly one out of six Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases. Reducing foodborne illness by just 1 percent would keep about 500,000 Americans from getting sick each year, and reducing foodborne illness by 10 percent would keep about 5 million people from getting sick.

Food Safety Degree Option

To be a leader in food safety, FAPC’s faculty, its Industry Advisory Committee, and the teaching faculty in OSU’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences facilitated the creation of a the Food Safety Degree Option available through OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

The Food Safety Option is offered as a degree option for food science majors in OSU’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences. This undergraduate program will provide students with a diverse, comprehensive curriculum and hands-on experiences that make for well-rounded and much-sought-after food industry professionals.

Experts

Ravi Jadeja, Ph.D.
Food Safety Specialist
ravi.jadeja@okstate.edu

Divya Jaroni, Ph.D.
Food Microbiologist
divya.jaroni@okstate.edu

Peter Muriana, Ph.D.
Food Microbiologist
peter.muriana@okstate.edu

FAPC Resources

Produce Safety
Food Safety Assistance

Food Safety Campaign
Global Food Safety System
Workshops & Events
Videos
OSU Fact Sheets

External Resources

OSU Department of Animal and Food Sciences
Global Food Safety Initiative
Food Safety Modernization Act
Safe Quality Foods Institute
BRC Global Standards