K-State professor will talk about germs

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center will hold its annual Research Symposium to highlight food and agricultural products research and kick off its 20-year anniversary celebration.

Sponsored by the Institute of Food Technologists-Oklahoma section and Oklahoma Association for Food Protection, the symposium will take place Feb. 21 in room 201 of FAPC from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature oral and poster presentations, a keynote presentation, and 20-year celebration and reception.

Heavy man — Cornell’s Hiperbaric 55 pressures pathogens

Heavy man — Cornell’s Hiperbaric 55 pressures pathogens

Pressure kills bugs. Anyone who’s ever stepped on a creepy crawly and heard that familiar crunch knows that.

Cornell high-pressure pathogen killerIt takes a lot more pressure than a pair of penny loafers, though, to kill microscopic pathogens like E. coli and Listeria, and Cornell University is proving its heavy-weight status as a food safety leader with its new high-pressure food processor.

DISCOVERIES: Fast-food packaging has harmful compounds

DISCOVERIES: Fast-food packaging has harmful compounds

DiscGrease-proof packaging has helped make pizzas, burgers and tacos on-the-go a less messy proposition. However, a new study in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters has found that some fast-food packaging from across the U.S. contains a variety of fluorinated compounds — a few of which have been linked to potential health effects.overies is produced by the American Chemistry Society. Its website is acs.org.

Job Posting – Safety Manager, Northeast

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Cornell receives UK support to aid scientists fighting threats to global wheat supply

Cornell University will receive $10.5 million in UK aid investment from the British people to help an international consortium of plant breeders, pathologists and surveillance experts overcome diseases hindering global food security efforts.

The funds for the four-year Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat, or DGGW, project will build on a $24M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced in March 2016, and bring the total to $34.5M.