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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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Support local food companies during MIO Month in April

Support local food companies during MIO Month in April

Apr 10, 2018

April is Made in Oklahoma Month, and Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is encouraging Oklahomans to celebrate by supporting local food companies.

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Trainings offered to help home bakers comply with OK Home Bakery Act

Trainings offered to help home bakers comply with OK Home Bakery Act

Mar 19, 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. Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, will offer one-day courses to assist home bakers in understanding and following the amended legislation.

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Celebrate Bake and Take Month during March

Celebrate Bake and Take Month during March

Mar 15, 2018

Oklahoma is often recognized for being a leading state in wheat production. Because of this, 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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OSU center provides one-of-a-kind research and innovation to Oklahoma’s food-processing industry

OSU center provides one-of-a-kind research and innovation to Oklahoma’s food-processing industry

Mar 08, 2018

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center has been serving the state’s food and agricultural industries for more than 20 years.

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FAPC highlights research and food packaging during OSU Research Week

FAPC highlights research and food packaging during OSU Research Week

Mar 06, 2018

Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center held its 18th Annual Research Symposium to highlight food and agricultural products research during OSU Research Week, celebrated Feb. 19-23, 2018.

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FAPC to highlight student research and food packaging

FAPC to highlight student research and food packaging

Jan 30, 2018

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. Sponsored by the Institute of Food Technologists-Oklahoma section, Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Bemis and Oklahoma Association for Food Protection, the symposium will take place Feb. 20 in room 201 of FAPC from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will feature student oral and poster presentations, a keynote presentation and panel discussion on food packaging.

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FAPC impacts Oklahoma food industry in 2017

FAPC impacts Oklahoma food industry in 2017

Dec 14, 2017

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 2017.

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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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