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Safely sending perishable holiday gifts
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.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Safely decorating with pumpkins
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.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Cardwell named head of national research lab at OSU
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.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Five myths surrounding the Veterinary Feed Directive
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.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
What is the Veterinary Feed Directive?
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.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Solid science backing up stricter Veterinary Feed Directive
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.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Including vegetarians into holiday meals
STILLWATER, Okla. – What do you do when the guest list for the traditional holiday family meal includes someone who is vegetarian?
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Properly maintaining an emergency preparedness kit
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.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Nutrition Facts Label getting an update
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.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
OSU-FAPC Food Labeling Workshop now offered online
STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is now offering one of its popular courses, Food Labeling, to participants online.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu

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