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MSU trains Feb. 24 on acidified canning, safety

MSU Extension Service

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.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the MSU Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion is offering training on acidified canned foods and general food safety. The workshop will last from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi. Preregistration is required and must be received by Feb. 20. The cost to attend is $15.

“Whether you have a business that you wish to expand, you want to enter new market avenues or you are just in the planning stages, the acidified canned foods training will be helpful to you,” said Courtney Crist, Extension professor of food safety and an event coordinator. “The general farmers market food safety training is highly recommended for all processed food vendors who attend Mississippi certified farmers markets or sell at their farms of other locations.”

Acidified foods include salsas, sauces and pickled products.

Registration and information can be found at

Released: February 3, 2017
Contacts: Dr. Courtney Crist
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