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Improving global food safety from farm to fork
Mar 24, 2016
Oklahoma State University faculty and staff understand the need for proper food handling from farm to fork nationwide and is becoming a leader in global food safety.
From groundbreaking to today, reflecting on the success of FAPC
Mar 11, 2016
With the 20-year anniversary nearing for Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, individuals closely tied to the food-processing center are reflecting on the success of the center.
Progression through Foundation Focus
Mar 11, 2016
FAPC takes prides in meeting the needs of the food and agricultural industry.
FAPC promotes Bake and Take Month in March
Mar 10, 2016
Since Oklahoma is one of the leading producers of wheat, Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is excited to promote this commodity by celebrating Bake and Take Month in March.
Probiotics in Poultry
Feb 29, 2016
Researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center, a part of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, are studying the implementation of probiotics in chicken feed.
FAPC Research Symposium features research and top student awards
Feb 26, 2016
Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center held its FAPC Research Symposium highlighting food and agricultural products research conducted by FAPC and other researchers.
Generous gift supports OSU's food safety program
Feb 25, 2016
Oklahoma State University is becoming a leader in food safety thanks in part to a generous gift from Lopez Foods. The Oklahoma City food manufacturer provided a $100,000 gift to support OSU’s food safety program in educating and preparing students for food safety careers and providing companies with food safety needs.
Top 10 food safety tips for this holiday season
Dec 15, 2015
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.
FAPC picks top 16 food trends for 2016
Dec 11, 2015
Food safety, healthy eating, food waste and big flavors are on the menu for 2016, as Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center picks the hottest food trends for the upcoming year.
FAPC plays vital role in preparing students with real-world experience
Dec 08, 2015
Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center plays a vital role in educating and training undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on, real-world experience to prepare them for career opportunities in the food industry.
Take part in online journey through ‘Farm to Fork’ Massive Open Online Course
Dec 07, 2015
For the second consecutive year, Bailey Norwood, professor in the department of agricultural economics for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University, will be conducting an online journey connecting agricultural science and the food people eat.
FAPC advisory board tours Lopez Foods
Nov 20, 2015
FAPC’s advisory board recently met at Lopez Foods to discuss food and agricultural issues and take a tour of the Oklahoma City facility.
OSU center trains next generation of food safety leaders
Nov 18, 2015
Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is providing a new generation of food industry leaders firsthand experience in helping companies take advantage of best management practices and enhanced food safety systems.
FAPC offers food safety tips for your Thanksgiving menu
Nov 16, 2015
Thanksgiving day will be here soon, 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.
Vaughan brings decades – long experience to FAPC advisory board
Oct 09, 2015
An Oklahoman whose family has been a fixture in the state’s food industry for more than 50 years been appointed to the Industry Advisory Committee of Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center. Appointed by the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Mark Vaughan, former owner of Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma, joins the 16-member advisory board to help oversee the center’s mission and vision.
Shawnee Milling executive appointed to FAPC’s advisory board
Sep 25, 2015
A food-processing expert is the newest addition to an advisory board representing Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center. Joe Ford, senior vice president of operations for Shawnee Milling Co. in Shawnee, Oklahoma, joins the 16-member Industry Advisory Committee to help oversee the center’s mission and vision.
Tackle food safety during tailgating season
Sep 24, 2015
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.
Food science graduate student receives Graduate Fellowship Award
Sep 11, 2015
An Oklahoma State University food science graduate student was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, sponsored by the OSU Foundation and coordinated by the OSU Graduate College.
Don’t spoil your summer fun, keep food safety in mind
Jul 21, 2015
FAPC wants Oklahomans to have a safe and fun summer and suggests food safety tips when participating in outdoor activities.
Project reveals opportunities for Oklahoma wine industry
Jul 07, 2015
The Oklahoma wine industry has grown tremendously during the last several years, and now the Oklahoma Vineyard Quality Project is enhancing the ability of state grape growers and winemakers to strengthen their operations further.
FAPC advisory board invested in future of the center
Jun 17, 2015
FAPC’s Industry Advisory Committee members, representing food and agricultural leaders around the state, met June 4 at the food-processing center to hear project updates, meet with faculty and staff, and elect new officers.
New equipment fuels new opportunity
Jun 10, 2015
KiZE partnered with Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, a part of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, to implement a new bar extruder at its manufacturing facility.
Expanding economic growth in Oklahoma communities
Jun 09, 2015
Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center understands the need to keep the commodities in the state to be processed before distributed, and an FAPC Industry Advisory Committee member is helping this vision become a reality.
OSU's Vegas Strip Steak now licensed to a regional processor
May 28, 2015
Vegas Strip Steak, the cut of steak developed at Oklahoma State University, will soon be available to a wider consumer market thanks to a licensing deal with a processor, making it the first steak to be licensed and have its name trademarked.
Forming the Future: Unitherm Food Systems donates equipment to assist in value-added processing
May 28, 2015
The R2200 Forming Machine, R-Series, valued at $23,000, is the newest addition to FAPC’s line of food processing equipment, donated by Unitherm Food Systems in Bristow, Okla.

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