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FAPC impacts food industry during a year of uncertainty

The year 2020 has been one of uncertainty, and there is no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the food industry. From temporarily closing of manufacturing plants to food product shortages, changes have been seen on a global scale. However, the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center continued to support innovation and growth of food and agricultural businesses throughout Oklahoma in 2020, providing a total economic impact of more than $6 million.
FAPC impacts Oklahoma food industry in 2019

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center continued to support innovation and growth of food and agricultural businesses throughout Oklahoma in 2019, providing a total economic impact of more than $28 million.

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FAPC predicts top food trends for 2020

Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Protein options, refrigerated snacks, a new generation of foodies and more are on the menu for 2020, as the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center selects the hottest food trends for the upcoming year.

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Food innovations unveiled during product development competition

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Seventeen new food product creations were unveiled during the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center’s third annual Food Product Innovation Competition.

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

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

he 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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Food industry leaders focus attention on FAPC research

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

The Industry Advisory Committee of Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center met June 6, 2019, 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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From scratch to market: Commercializing a food product

Tue, 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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OSU event promotes student food and ag research

Fri, 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 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

Thu, Feb 21, 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

Wed, Feb 20, 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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