The Food Files
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.

Meet Curtis Jurgensmeyer: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Curtis Jurgensmeyer: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

June 18, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Curtis Jurgensmeyer of J-M Farms in Miami, Oklahoma, discusses his perspective on being a member of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center Industry Advisory Committee and explains how his father, Virgil Jurgensmeyer, was one of the founding members of FAPC. Jurgensmeyer was appointed to the advisory board by the vice president, dean and director of the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Meet David Howard: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet David Howard: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

June 11, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, David Howard of Howard Enterprises, who is originally from Northern Ireland, discusses how his business journey landed him to the United States, specifically Oklahoma. Howard got introduced to the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center by his interest in developing food safety processes that could be used for pasteurizing meat products. Appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, Howard is one of the members of the Industry Advisory Committee who helps guide the center on the areas that are most important to the food industry.

Meet John Griffin: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet John Griffin: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

June 4, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, John Griffin of Griffin Foods in Muskogee, Oklahoma, discusses how the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center serves as an incredible resource for both small start-up companies and large manufacturers in the state. Griffin hopes FAPC can be the leader for food safety information in the United States. Appointed by the Oklahoma governor, Griffin is one of the members of the Industry Advisory Committee that gives a voice to FAPC.

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