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Top 10 food safety tips for this holiday season

Top 10 food safety tips for this holiday season

Dec 12, 2017

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 tours Tulsa’s KOTV – News on 6

FAPC advisory board tours Tulsa’s KOTV – News on 6

Dec 05, 2017

The Industry Advisory Committee of Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center met at Tulsa’s KOTV – News on 6 building to discuss food and agricultural issues and take a tour of the television studio. Griffin Communications, a subsidiary of Muskogee-based Griffin Foods, hosted the 16-member advisory board.

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FAPC selects top 10 food trends for 2018

FAPC selects top 10 food trends for 2018

Nov 28, 2017

Photo-friendly food, Middle Eastern cuisine and mushroom-infused coffee are on the menu for 2018, 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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Does eating turkey make you sleepy?

Does eating turkey make you sleepy?

Nov 14, 2017

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 offers food safety tips for your Thanksgiving menu

FAPC offers food safety tips for your Thanksgiving menu

Nov 07, 2017

Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching, and many Oklahomans will be preparing holiday meals for their families and friends. But don’t let food poisoning be on the menu this year. FAPC offers tips to keep your family safe this festive season.

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FAPC fosters innovation with first-ever product development competition

FAPC fosters innovation with first-ever product development competition

Sep 26, 2017

Goat milk frozen yogurt, insect protein bars and ethnic pudding were unveiled during Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center’s first-ever Food & Beverage Product Development Competition.

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Tackle food safety during tailgating season

Tackle food safety during tailgating season

Sep 21, 2017

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center wants to keep your food safe and recommends food safety tips for those participating in tailgating activities.

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Celebrating the first 20 years

Celebrating the first 20 years

Sep 06, 2017

From 1997 to 2017, FAPC has kept food and agricultural processors and entrepreneurs on the forefront of cutting-edge value-added processing and technology and has assisted more than 1,000 Oklahoma clients through 3,000 technical and business projects.

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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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