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Safe water, food and medicine important after wildfire

STILLWATER, Okla. (April 20, 2018) – After a wildfire, the safety of water and food as well as medications are at the top of the priority list for affected families.
Flipping the switch on power outages

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

STILLWATER, Okla. (April 16, 2018) – Power outages happen, but families do not have to be left in the dark when the lights go out.

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Positive news for all meats in OSU’s December 2017 Food Demand Survey

Tue, Dec 19, 2017

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Consumers’ willingness-to-pay experienced a not unexpected bump as the holiday season kicked into gear, with steak seeing the largest percent increase among meat products compared to one month ago.

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Safely sending perishable holiday gifts

Tue, Dec 12, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – What is a family to do if an out-of-town loved one cannot make it home for the holidays but loves turkey and dressing? Mailing perishable homemade goods or sending items via mail order is certainly a viable option for gift givers. Following some food safety tips will help avoid the risk of foodborne illness.

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Safely decorating with pumpkins

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – Decorating pumpkins can be a fun way for families to celebrate fall or usher in the Halloween spirit, especially as long as everyone makes safety a priority.

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Cardwell named head of national research lab at OSU

Fri, Feb 03, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – Kitty Cardwell was appointed as the new director of the National Institute for Microbial Forensics and Food and Agricultural Biosecurity at Oklahoma State University.

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Five myths surrounding the Veterinary Feed Directive

Wed, Jan 11, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – While it is true change can be a good thing, it rarely occurs without a learning curve. Not surprisingly, then, that is the case with the Veterinary Feed Directive after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently tightened the federal rule.

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What is the Veterinary Feed Directive?

Mon, Dec 19, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – When the calendar turns in a few weeks, it will not only usher in a new year, but also tighter federal controls on the use of some antibiotics for food animals.

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Solid science backing up stricter Veterinary Feed Directive

Mon, Dec 19, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – When tougher guidelines around the Veterinary Feed Directive go into effect next month, it will change the way producers, veterinarians and feed distributors obtain, dispense and use medically important antibiotics in the treatment of food animals.

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Including vegetarians into holiday meals

Mon, Nov 14, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – What do you do when the guest list for the traditional holiday family meal includes someone who is vegetarian?

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Properly maintaining an emergency preparedness kit

Mon, Nov 14, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma families are strongly encouraged to prepare ahead of any potential natural disaster or possible crisis by setting aside some food and basic supplies as part of an emergency kit. But, in order for these kits to be truly effective, they do require a bit of light annual maintenance.

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Nutrition Facts Label getting an update

Wed, Jul 20, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – In the coming months, shoppers will begin to see a revamped Nutrition Facts Label stamped on packaged foods lining store shelves after the Food and Drug Administration approved a revised version of the label this spring.

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