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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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Industry leader reaps benefits of food safety program

Industry leader reaps benefits of food safety program

Sep 11, 2018

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center launched a Food Safety Professional program to recognize food industry leaders who complete a significant number of food safety trainings offered by the state-of-the-art food processing center. Individuals specializing in food safety are reaping the benefits of this program, including Tommie Berry, food safety and quality assurance manager of QuikTrip, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Tackle tailgates with food safety

Tackle tailgates with food safety

Aug 30, 2018

Football season is here, and many fans are holding tailgates to cheer on their favorite teams. 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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Food Product Innovation Competition open to college students across Oklahoma

Food Product Innovation Competition open to college students across Oklahoma

Aug 24, 2018

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 in November for a chance to compete in a product innovation competition.

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FAPC offers back-to-school food safety tips

FAPC offers back-to-school food safety tips

Aug 14, 2018

A new school year is here and that means parents and caregivers may be concerned about whether children are eating the food packed in their lunch boxes. The more important concern, though, is whether the food is safe to eat. FAPC offers food safety tips for parents and caregivers to send their children to school with safe and satisfying lunches.

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Food industry leaders provide valuable insight to OSU’s food processing center

Food industry leaders provide valuable insight to OSU’s food processing center

Jul 24, 2018

A group of food and agricultural leaders is leading the charge to help Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center meet the needs of Oklahoma’s diversified food industry.

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FAPC recognizes food industry leaders through Food Safety Professional program

FAPC recognizes food industry leaders through Food Safety Professional program

Jun 27, 2018

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center created a Food Safety Professional program to recognize industry leaders specializing in food safety.

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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 20, 2018

Warmer weather is here, and many Oklahomans are firing up their grills. Summer is typically a time of creating fun-filled memories and delicious meals; however, if the meal is not prepared properly, it could be a source of foodborne disease. FAPC wants Oklahomans to have a safe and fun summer and suggests food safety tips when preparing favorite, summertime meals.

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OSU faculty member awarded volunteer service award

OSU faculty member awarded volunteer service award

Jun 19, 2018

An Oklahoma State University faculty member was awarded the President’s Volunteer Award, a national honor presented by Winrock International in recognition of volunteer services. Patricia Rayas-Duarte, a cereal chemist for OSU’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, received this honor for contributing more than 110 hours of volunteer service on international assignments in Senegal and demonstrating how local citizens can truly make a difference in today’s world.

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Remember food safety this Memorial Day

Remember food safety this Memorial Day

May 16, 2018

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. Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center suggests food safety tips when celebrating this Memorial Day weekend.

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OK Home Bakery Act affects home bakers

OK Home Bakery Act affects home bakers

Apr 27, 2018

The Oklahoma Home Bakery Act of 2013 made it legal to prepare baked goods in an uninspected, home kitchen and sell the goods from the homeowner’s premises. This act was amended in 2017 to allow home-baked items to be sold off-premises in selected locations.

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FAPC honors two graduate students with Gilliland Memorial Fellowship

FAPC honors two graduate students with Gilliland Memorial Fellowship

Apr 25, 2018

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 $500 toward each recipient’s education efforts. Praveen Yerramsetti, a doctoral candidate in food science, and Audrey Boeken, a food science master’s student, received the awards during a reception on April 6.

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Dunford selected as AOCS Fellow

Dunford selected as AOCS Fellow

Apr 24, 2018

An Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center faculty member has been selected as a 2018 American Oil Chemists’ Society Fellow. Nurhan Dunford, FAPC oil and oilseed specialist and professor in the OSU Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, will be recognized May 6 at the Welcome Plenary Session during the 2018 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This award recognizes members with at least 15 years of continuous AOCS membership who exemplify achievements in science and extraordinary service to the society.

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