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FAPC impacts Oklahoma food industry in 2016

FAPC impacts Oklahoma food industry in 2016

Dec 14, 2016

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center was called “a center for all of Oklahoma” during its dedication in 1997, and that stated mission continues to provide benefits today in terms of enhancing food products and keeping jobs and dollars in the state. n 2016, FAPC had an economic impact of $405,000 on entrepreneurial business, $565,000 on medium and small food processors and $73,868,750 on large food processors. FAPC’s total economic impact was $74,838,750

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Meat-processing expert appointed to FAPC advisory board

Meat-processing expert appointed to FAPC advisory board

Dec 13, 2016

A specialty meat-processing expert is the newest member of Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center advisory board. Appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, Erica Hering, co-owner and corporate fiscal officer of Ralph’s Packing Co., joins the 16-member Industry Advisory Committee to help oversee the center’s mission and vision.

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Nelson honored during Oklahoma State University Awards Convocation

Nelson honored during Oklahoma State University Awards Convocation

Dec 12, 2016

Jacob Nelson, a Sand Springs, Oklahoma, native, was the staff recipient of the Leave the Ladder Down award during the University Awards Convocation at the OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center held Nov. 30 in Stillwater. This award is given to a faculty member and staff member who have successfully mentored and encouraged others to reach their fullest potential.

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Top 10 food safety tips for preparing holiday meals

Top 10 food safety tips for preparing holiday meals

Dec 08, 2016

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 selects top 10 food trends for 2017

FAPC selects top 10 food trends for 2017

Dec 07, 2016

Plant-based protein, dessert for breakfast and healthy vending options are on the menu for 2017, 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 advisory board tours food bank

FAPC advisory board tours food bank

Dec 06, 2016

FAPC’s Industry Advisory Committee met at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to discuss food and agricultural issues and take a tour of the Oklahoma City facility on Nov 3, 2016.

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Does turkey make you sleepy?

Does turkey make you sleepy?

Nov 17, 2016

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 14, 2016

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 the following tips to keep your family safe this festive season

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Head Country Inc. earns highest food safety rating

Head Country Inc. earns highest food safety rating

Oct 05, 2016

With the help of Praveen Yarramsetti, an Oklahoma State University food science doctoral student, and the university’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, Head Country recently earned an AA rating on its food safety audit.

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FAPC prepares for 20-year anniversary

FAPC prepares for 20-year anniversary

Oct 04, 2016

The Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is approaching a big milestone. FAPC, a part of Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in 2017.

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Tackle food safety during tailgating season

Tackle food safety during tailgating season

Sep 01, 2016

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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Oklahoma wine wins double gold award at Indy International

Oklahoma wine wins double gold award at Indy International

Aug 16, 2016

Canadian River Vineyard and Winery, located in Lexington, Oklahoma, won a double gold award at the 2016 Indy International Wine Competition.

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Graduate student continues down food safety path

Jul 27, 2016

An Oklahoma State University graduate student, Praveen Yerramsetti, is one step closer to pursuing his passion because of the experiences he has gained working at Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center.

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Food and agricultural leaders help grow OSU's food-processing center

Food and agricultural leaders help grow OSU's food-processing center

Jul 19, 2016

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

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Communicating to consumers

Communicating to consumers

Jul 16, 2016

Consumers are looking for information about what they are eating, where the food comes from and who is growing or producing the product. Large portions of today’s consumers are known as millennials, and these customers are a driving force in the trend to search and gain information from the Internet.

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Social media to the rescue

Social media to the rescue

Jul 15, 2016

A new way of detecting potential sources of foodborne illness resulting from restaurant-type sources is being utilized more frequently. Customers are now responding to good or bad experiences by using websites and blogs and posting on social media sites.

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Trendy Foods

Trendy Foods

Jun 27, 2016

The food industry in the U.S. develops thousands of new products every year to meet consumer demands and trends

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Reducing food waste

Reducing food waste

Jun 23, 2016

Kortoumou Sidibé, an Oklahoma State University student, was named the winner of the Nescafé Get Started Project funded by Nestlé, which inspires young African entrepreneurs to create ideas to help society.

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OSU faculty members complete volunteer assignments in Nicaragua

OSU faculty members complete volunteer assignments in Nicaragua

Jun 10, 2016

Tim Bowser and Barbara Brown, OSU faculty members, completed volunteer assignments through Partners of the Americas and the United States Agency for International Development-supported Farmer-to-Farmer program.

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Meal kit delivery continues to be a growing trend

Jun 09, 2016

Forget writing a list and going to the grocery store to purchase food for meals. Now, ingredients can be purchased and delivered to the front door with the simple click of a button, thanks to a growing food trend – meal kit delivery.

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Grocery guru appointed to FAPC advisory board

Grocery guru appointed to FAPC advisory board

May 19, 2016

Appointed by the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Philip Payment, vice president of merchandising and marketing for Homeland Acquisition Corporation Inc. in Oklahoma City, joins the 16-member FAPC Industry Advisory Committee to help oversee the center’s mission and vision.

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Remember food safety when firing up the grill

May 18, 2016

FAPC wants Oklahomans to have a safe and fun summer and suggests food safety tips when preparing favorite, summertime meals.

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FAPC helps student grow her passion in research

FAPC helps student grow her passion in research

May 05, 2016

Christian Ley, an OSU biosystems and agricultural engineering junior originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is researching microalgae for renewable fuel production at FAPC.

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Food Safety for the Future

Food Safety for the Future

May 02, 2016

We have been fortunate to have an abundant food supply that is provided by a network of food producers, processor and retailers. Despite technological advancements with the food chain, the Centers for Disease Control estimates foodborne illnesses affect one in six Americans annually.

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Tracking your products from production to store

Tracking your products from production to store

Apr 25, 2016

Consumers are hearing more and more about products being recalled because of mislabeling or safety issues.

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