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Food safety tips to tackle tailgates

Food safety tips to tackle tailgates

Sep 24, 2019

Football season is well underway, and many fans are counting down until their next tailgate to cheer on their favorite teams. The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center recommends food safety tips to help tailgaters ensure they have a fun and safe football season.

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FAPC to hold product development contest for college students; winner receives $500 grand prize

FAPC to hold product development contest for college students; winner receives $500 grand prize

Sep 10, 2019

The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and 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 innovation competition in November. The Food Product Innovation Competition will take place Nov. 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at FAPC and will foster creative research, idea development, product and process development, and commercialization potential and evaluation. Individuals or teams who want to compete must complete the entry form by Oct. 10.

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Going Global: OSU student shares food safety abroad

Going Global: OSU student shares food safety abroad

Aug 22, 2019

Jaymee Zabienski, an Oklahoma State University biosystems and agricultural engineering graduate student from Tulsa, served two weeks this summer as the needed volunteer on a Farmer-to-Farmer mission trip to Jamaica for the U.S. Agency for International Development. This project was designed to help budding agricultural-based Jamaican companies create a facility meeting the standards of Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, while also expanding the economic opportunity of their rural community.

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Brewing Success

Brewing Success

Aug 20, 2019

Iron Monk Brewing Co. in Stillwater, Oklahoma, has been a popular nighttime attraction for Oklahoma State University students and town residents alike. With the business’ growing popularity, researchers at the OSU Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center recognized a potential opportunity. FAPC is helping the brewery turn waste into a value-added product.

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Agricultural producer appointed to FAPC advisory board

Agricultural producer appointed to FAPC advisory board

Aug 14, 2019

A Miami, Oklahoma, agricultural producer is the newest member of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center advisory board. Appointed by the vice president for agricultural programs of OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Curtis Jurgensmeyer, president and chief executive officer of J-M Farms, joins the 16-member Industry Advisory Committee to help oversee the center’s mission and vision.

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FAPC acknowledged for $1 million energy savings

FAPC acknowledged for $1 million energy savings

Aug 13, 2019

The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center became one of 11 facilities on the OSU campus to be recognized for energy saving efforts.

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Serving Up Safety: Keep food safety a priority as students return to school, lunch bags in hand

Serving Up Safety: Keep food safety a priority as students return to school, lunch bags in hand

Aug 07, 2019

As the days gradually grow shorter and the heat quietly begins to retreat, more than just the end of summer is being signaled. Accompanying the end of the summer months comes the start of a new school year. Amidst the hustle and bustle of packing lunches and snacks for students, families sometimes lose sight of something that should be a priority in their household: food safety. The easiest way to promote food safety at home is through proper handling and storage, said Ravi Jadeja, food safety specialist for the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center.

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Food industry leaders focus attention on FAPC research

Food industry leaders focus attention on FAPC research

Jul 11, 2019

The Industry Advisory Committee of Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center recently met on the OSU campus to learn more about faculty research and discuss how the advisory board can help meet the needs of the center.

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Healthier eating in a SNAP

Healthier eating in a SNAP

Jun 26, 2019

Despite being referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill by most of the public, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 dedicated a larger percentage of funding to nutritional assistance rather than farms themselves. Rodney Holcomb, agribusiness economist for Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, and Aaron Ates, recent Ph.D. graduate from OSU, examined the spending habits of households currently being supported by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program administered by the Food Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Ensure food and beverages are safe to consume after a flood

Ensure food and beverages are safe to consume after a flood

May 24, 2019

Oklahomans know all too well the effects floodwaters can have on both individuals and communities. Floods can cause loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock and more. The safety of food and beverage products following a flood also is a concern.

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Keep food safety in mind this Memorial Day

Keep food safety in mind this Memorial Day

May 03, 2019

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. FAPC suggests the following food safety tips when celebrating this Memorial Day weekend.

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‘Egg’cellent food safety tips for spring festivities

‘Egg’cellent food safety tips for spring festivities

Apr 16, 2019

Warmer weather, egg hunts and sweet candy treats are festive spring traditions that bring loved ones together around the table to enjoy family meals. Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center wants to make sure you keep food safety in mind when preparing meals for festive spring get-togethers.

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From Scratch to Market: Commercializing a Food Product

From Scratch to Market: Commercializing a Food Product

Apr 16, 2019

Your friends tell you your salsa is the best they ever tasted. Your mother has been serving her “world’s best” homemade jelly for years. Your grandmother’s pasta sauce is the hit of every family gathering. You think about selling your food product, but you don’t know where to begin. Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, a part of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has experts who specialize in helping entrepreneurs commercialize homemade recipes.

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April is Made in Oklahoma Month - MIO Day at OSU slated for April 26

April is Made in Oklahoma Month - MIO Day at OSU slated for April 26

Apr 09, 2019

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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FAPC workshop focuses on the wheat and baking industry

FAPC workshop focuses on the wheat and baking industry

Apr 02, 2019

Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center will hold a specialized workshop for the wheat and baking industry. The All You Knead to Know – An Artisan and Grain Workshop, sponsored by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, will take place May 15 at The Botanic Garden at OSU in Stillwater, Oklahoma, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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FAPC honors food science graduate students with fellowship

FAPC honors food science graduate students with fellowship

Mar 21, 2019

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 $1,000 toward each recipient’s education efforts. Joyjit Saha, food science Ph.D. student, and Tony Kountoupis, food science master’s student, received the awards during the FAPC Research Symposium Feb. 26.

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Food safety program helps prepare OSU students for food industry

Food safety program helps prepare OSU students for food industry

Mar 13, 2019

Oklahoma State University students interested in food safety are taking advantage of a new program offered by the Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center.

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Celebrate Bake and Take Month during March

Celebrate Bake and Take Month during March

Mar 12, 2019

Oklahoma often is 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 event promotes student food and ag research

OSU event promotes student food and ag research

Mar 08, 2019

Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center highlighted student research and awarded top winners during its annual Research Symposium. Sponsored by the Institute of Food Technologists-Oklahoma section, Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Stillwater Centennial Rotary Club and Oklahoma Association for Food Protection, the Feb. 26, 2019, symposium featured student oral and poster presentations from OSU, Langston University and University of Central Oklahoma.

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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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