Everybody loves food, but nobody loves food-borne illnesses. Improperly handling, storing, cooking, or serving food can turn a tasty treat into a nasty nightmare. The MSU Extension Service provides the latest science-based information about food safety issues, from the right temperatures for cooking your favorite cut of meat to how long it’s safe to leave your potluck dishes out on the table.
Extension also trains our state’s food service personnel in best practices, so whenever your kids get lunch at the school cafeteria or your family dines out at a local restaurant, the employees are certified so you can enjoy your meal.
Food service personnel who work in school cafeterias, restaurants, or food-related businesses should take the ServSafe training.
Child-care center employees should take the TummySafe training.
June is National Healthy Homes Month! Do you know all the steps to take to ensure your home is safe and healthy for your family?
A regular cleaning regime can keep your home free of dust, dirt, mold and pests. But did you know your refrigerator should be in this regular lineup? (Graphic by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)
Every weekend before I go grocery shopping, I clean out the refrigerator and experience guilt.
Partially full yogurt containers past their expiration date. Shriveling squash. Browning celery. Leftovers I saved with good intentions but never ate. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)
I may not be very interested in football, but I love food. So for me, Superbowl parties are all about the snacks! (Photo credit: Karen Blakeslee/Kansas State University Research & Extension)
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Electric pressure cookers can help home chefs get meals on the table in just minutes, but food science experts said preserving fruits and vegetables in these appliances can be risky.
BILOXI, Miss. -- Farmers market vendors and cottage food industry owners are invited to expand their knowledge at a Feb. 24 workshop covering food safety basics and regulations for processing acidified foods in Mississippi.