The Food Files
Everything You Need to Know about Vegetable Oils

Everything You Need to Know about Vegetable Oils

November 24, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, host Darren Scott talks with Nurhan Dunford, oilseed chemist for the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center, about the characteristics of different vegetable oils, such as which ones to use for frying versus cold applications.

The Role of a Quality Management Specialist in the Food Industry

The Role of a Quality Management Specialist in the Food Industry

October 29, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, host Darren Scott discusses food safety and food quality issues with Stephanie Baker. Stephanie recently was hired by the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center and the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center as a quality management specialist to serve the food processing industry in the state.

Meeting the Needs for Meat Processing Opportunities

Meeting the Needs for Meat Processing Opportunities

September 25, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, host Darren Scott and Jake Nelson, FAPC meat processing specialist, discuss the increase of meat processing ventures due to the COVID-19 pandemic and what people need to think about when entering the meat processing sector.

Process Authority for Food Products

Process Authority for Food Products

September 1, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, host Darren Scott and William McGlynn, FAPC food scientist and horticultural processing specialist, dive into the discussion of Process Authority for food products, including what it is, why it is important and what food products are evaluated. Dr. McGlynn serves as the recognized Process Authority for the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center and the state of Oklahoma, and generates about 70 process authority letters each year.

Meet Tom Coon: Ex Officio Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Tom Coon: Ex Officio Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

July 30, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Tom Coon, vice president of the Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, discusses the importance of being connected to the industry as a land grant institution and how the Industry Advisory Committee for the OSU Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center helps accomplish that mission. As an ex officio member of the advisory board, Coon treasures the time he gets to meet with the committee and values their input.

Meet Mark Vaughan: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Mark Vaughan: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

July 24, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Mark Vaughan of Fresh Avenue Partners in Oklahoma City explains how the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is a resource for food and agricultural businesses by providing business training, food safety assistance, product development, scale up and commercialization, just to name a few. As a member of FAPC's Industry Advisory Committee, Vaughan believes the center's role in providing food safety assistance and helping to establish a food safety degree option for students has contributed to the success of FAPC. Vaughan was appointed to the advisory board by the speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Meet Paul Schatte: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Paul Schatte: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

July 16, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Paul Schatte of Paul's Food Products in Ponca City, Oklahoma, discusses how he has been a part of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center's Industry Advisory Committee since 2007. Schatte and the board have focused their attention on food safety the past several years to help add value to FAPC, Oklahoma State University and the state. Appointed to the advisory board by the speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Schatte said the board helps bring ideas to FAPC as well as each other.

Meet Dave McLaughlin: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Dave McLaughlin: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

July 9, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Dave McLaughlin of the McLaughlin Group LLC, discusses how his former business Advance Food Co. specialized in finding niche food products in the industry. McLaughlin, a charter member of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center's Industry Advisory Committee, helped lobby the idea of creating FAPC in Oklahoma to spawn new businesses and keep the products, jobs and money in the state. Appointed to the committee by the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, McLaughlin serves as a mentor to start-up companies.

Meet Max McDermott: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Max McDermott: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

July 2, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Max McDermott of deVine Water in Jet, Oklahoma, discusses how fortunate he is being a part of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center's Industry Advisory Committee and getting to interact with the other board members during the meeting. Being an entrepreneur most of his life, McDermott encourages people to learn more about FAPC and see how it can help other food and agricultural entrepreneurs. McDermott was appointed to the advisory board by the speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Meet Rodger Kerr: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Rodger Kerr: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

June 25, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Rodger Kerr of the Southwest Economic Development Corp. in Altus, Oklahoma, and son of the namesake of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center discusses his role as a member of the Industry Advisory Committee. Appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, Kerr helps to bring real life issues and challenges to the table to help FAPC grow Oklahoma.

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