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Balancing the dreamable with the achievable

Balancing the dreamable with the achievable

Sep 01, 2017

Unfortunately, no magic bullets exist when creating products. All ingredients come with pros and cons to consider. The successful entrepreneur must balance the dreamable with the achievable.

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Food industry leaders reappointed to FAPC advisory board

Food industry leaders reappointed to FAPC advisory board

Aug 24, 2017

Three food industry leaders have been reappointed to Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center’s Industry Advisory Committee for a 3-year term. Joe Ford, Shawnee Milling Co.; Ed Clements, Clements Foods Co.; and David Howard, Unitherm Food Systems, will continue their services to FAPC’s 16-member advisory board.

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Staking your claim

Staking your claim

Aug 16, 2017

Food entrepreneurs must answer many questions to evaluate whether to move forward with developing new food products. Some of the questions include: what are the benefits of the product, what are the good and bad characteristics about it, and why would someone want to buy the product?

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FAPC offers back-to-school food safety tips

FAPC offers back-to-school food safety tips

Aug 16, 2017

FAPC offers food safety tips for parents and caregivers to send their children to school with safe and satisfying lunches.

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Meeting the trends of online shopping

Meeting the trends of online shopping

Jul 25, 2017

With a click of a mouse you can buy anything from shoes to household goods. Now, online shopping has included convenient meals to be prepared at home as well as purchasing your entire grocery list. Today, more than ever, consumers are looking to add extra convenience to their everyday lives, while still wanting food to taste good and be healthy.

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Student group awarded funding to improve research presentation skills

Student group awarded funding to improve research presentation skills

Jul 07, 2017

Student Professional Development Group of the Oklahoma Association for Food Protection selected for a $1,000 award for the Short Research Presentation Grants sponsored jointly by the the Oklahoma State University Graduate College and the Vice President for Research Office.

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FAPC launches mobile app focused on food safety

FAPC launches mobile app focused on food safety

Jul 06, 2017

Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is providing food safety information at users’ fingertips with a new mobile app. The FAPC Connect App, available for download on both the App Store and Google Play, offers food safety and other food-related information on the go.

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FAPC assists in protecting inventions and innovations

FAPC assists in protecting inventions and innovations

Jun 27, 2017

Obtaining intellectual property rights on a creation or invention in the food and agricultural industry can be a daunting task, but Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center can be a valuable resource.

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Student research focuses on making food safer

Student research focuses on making food safer

Jun 21, 2017

Pushpinder Litt, a food science doctoral student, is conducting research that focuses on controlling foodborne pathogens using phages, which are viruses that penetrate and kill bacteria but are harmless to humans, plants and animals.

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Remember food safety when firing up the grill this summer

Remember food safety when firing up the grill this summer

Jun 19, 2017

Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products wants Oklahomans to have a safe and fun summer and suggests the following food safety tips when preparing favorite, summertime meals.

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Oklahoma wines using state-grown grapes win internationally

Oklahoma wines using state-grown grapes win internationally

Jun 14, 2017

Canadian River Vineyards and Winery in Slaughterville, Oklahoma, continues to bring home honors during international competitions for its wine made from Oklahoma-grown grapes.

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Graduate student finds second home at FAPC

Graduate student finds second home at FAPC

Jun 13, 2017

Deepak Kumar, an Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center graduate student traveled from India to pursue a master’s degree in food science and found a second home at FAPC.

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FAPC documentary set to air on OETA featuring 20 years of food innovation

FAPC documentary set to air on OETA featuring 20 years of food innovation

May 03, 2017

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is celebrating 20 years of adding value to Oklahoma with a documentary set to air on OETA in May. The documentary, “20 Years of Made in Oklahoma Food Innovation,” highlights how FAPC was started, the impact the center has on Oklahoma and the food industry, and three Made in Oklahoma companies FAPC has assisted: Suan’s Foods, Ace in the Bowl Salsa and Diane’s Signature Products.

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FAPC faculty member receives Distinguished Alumni Award

FAPC faculty member receives Distinguished Alumni Award

May 02, 2017

n Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center faculty member was recognized as the 2017 recipient of Michigan State University’s Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Distinguished Alumni award. Dani Bellmer, FAPC food process engineer and biosystems and agricultural engineering professor, received the award from her alma mater during the BAE Showcase on April 27 in East Lansing, Michigan. This award recognizes an alumnus who has worked in a BAE profession for more than 10 years and has contributed significantly to the industry.

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Made in Oklahoma products featured at Wine Forum of Oklahoma

Made in Oklahoma products featured at Wine Forum of Oklahoma

Apr 14, 2017

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center promoted Made in Oklahoma wine and food products during the annual Wine Forum of Oklahoma held April 7-8, 2017.

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Move over millennials

Move over millennials

Apr 07, 2017

New and improved technology continues to influence people’s lives in how quickly they find and share information and is not showing signs of slowing down. It is imperative companies consider future customers.

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FAPC seeking college students for food and beverage innovations

FAPC seeking college students for food and beverage innovations

Mar 29, 2017

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is challenging college students to share their creative and innovative ideas for new food and beverage products for a chance to compete in a product development competition. The Food & Beverage Product Development Competition will be held Sept. 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will foster creative research, idea development, product and process development, and commercialization potential and evaluation. However, individuals or teams must complete the entry form by April 28.

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FAPC to celebrate 20-year anniversary and Made in Oklahoma Month during MIO Day at OSU

FAPC to celebrate 20-year anniversary and Made in Oklahoma Month during MIO Day at OSU

Mar 28, 2017

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products center is celebrating its 20-year anniversary and Made in Oklahoma Month by participating in Made in Oklahoma Day at OSU. Hosted by University Dining Services and the Made in Oklahoma Coalition, the event will take place on April 5, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Student Union North Porch Lower.

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Beverage industry expert joins food-processing center advisory board

Beverage industry expert joins food-processing center advisory board

Mar 10, 2017

A beverage industry expert is the newest member of Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center advisory board. Appointed by the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Max McDermott, owner of deVine Water Co. in Jet, Oklahoma, joins the 16-member Industry Advisory Committee to help oversee the center’s mission and vision.

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Labeling GMOs

Labeling GMOs

Mar 10, 2017

Until recently, the United States did not have legislation specific to genetically modified organisms. On July 29, 2016, President Barack Obama signed a GMO labeling bill, which amended the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.

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FAPC Research Symposium kicks off 20-year anniversary celebration

FAPC Research Symposium kicks off 20-year anniversary celebration

Mar 07, 2017

Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center kicked off its 20-year anniversary celebration during the 17th Annual Research Symposium.

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Class teaches participants how to judge barbecue

Class teaches participants how to judge barbecue

Mar 02, 2017

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is hosting a class to teach participants how to judge barbecued meats. The event will take place March 30, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the second floor of FAPC.

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Scott helps food business dreams come true

Darren Scott, FAPC food scientist, helps food business dreams come true.

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FAPC to feature research and kick off 20-year anniversary celebration

FAPC to feature research and kick off 20-year anniversary celebration

Feb 07, 2017

Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center will hold its annual Research Symposium to highlight food and agricultural products research and kick off its 20-year anniversary celebration.

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FAPC contest promotes Bake and Take Month in March

Feb 06, 2017

Oklahoma is often recognized for being a leading state in wheat production. 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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