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Muriana Promotes Food Safety
Twenty-two years ago, Advance Foods-Gilliland Endowed Professor Peter Muriana joined the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal and Food Sciences and the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center. Muriana conducts research, provides outreach, and teaches food sciences classes with a focus on food safety as both a professor and food microbiologist.
Ottimo Sabbatico Italiano
Leon Spicer, Ph.D., was granted the opportunity to take a sabbatical for the second time in his academic career. The first time, he spent a year at Stanford University Medical School. This time his sabbatical spanned six months during 2018 and allowed him to visit three different Italian universities.
Hair Sheep Show Higher Resistance to Heat and Parasites than Wool Sheep
Without proper precaution, the summer heat can quickly turn from an annoyance to a health risk. This poses a problem for not only people, but for their animals as well.
Food safety program helps prepare OSU students for food industry
(Stillwater, Oklahoma – March 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. FAPC’s Food Safety Professional program recognizes current and future industry leaders specializing in food safety who have attended and completed a substantial number of workshops and trainings offered by the state-of-the-art food processing center.
FAPC assists with validation of South African dried meat product
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.
OSU student group receives funding to improve research presentation skills
The Student Professional Development Group of the Oklahoma Association for Food Protection is improving research presentation skills through the Enhancing Short Creative Research and Innovations Presentation Techniques, or ESCRIPT, program, thanks to funding support for a second year.

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