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Child Care Short Course

Handwashing/Sanitation Short Course for Child Care Providers 

Handwashing, Cleaning and Sanitizing in Child Care summed up in one 2-hour short course. 

Is there a best way to hand wash? What about hand sanitizers? Can I disinfect? Why clean and sanitize? What does ‘sanitize’ mean?  All these topics and more!

Once you order, your login information will be emailed to you.

2 contact hours for $15 per person

You may log in and log out as much as you need to.

The course will be available to you for 6 months after your purchase. Make sure you print your certificate at the end for your hours. 

Register for the class here!

 

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Filed Under: Food and Health, Food Safety April 8, 2021

Warm weather is here, and it’s finally time to fire up the grill! Barbecues are fun and result in delicious food.

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Filed Under: Food Safety, Coronavirus December 8, 2020

While Thanksgiving is an obvious food holiday, Christmas also brings numerous opportunities to celebrate with food, and every one of these should be done with care to keep guests healthy.

Byron Williams, state food processing specialists with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said safety is always a concern any time food is prepared, but it can become a bigger issue when there are lots of leftovers.

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Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Food Safety November 20, 2020

Before you put that giant turkey in the sink, STOP! Rinsing your bird before baking won’t reduce your chances of foodborne illness.

In fact, if you rinse the turkey, you have a greater chance of getting sick because of cross-contamination.

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Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Food Safety, Health, Nutrition October 9, 2020

Slow cookers are great for quick and easy meals any time of year. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, this small appliance can help you when you are too busy to cook or you need to free up oven space when you’re cooking a large meal. Check out these recipes from The Food Factor previously featured on the blog.

Filed Under: Food and Health, Food Safety July 16, 2020

A Mississippi State University Extension Service food safety specialist has been selected to serve on the Executive Advisory Board of the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance.

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Volume 7 Number 1

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Four Extension experts named fellows in their disciplines

Four well-respected Mississippi State University Extension Service experts were recently named fellows in prestigious academic and service organizations.

Dr. Leslie Burger, Extension assistant professor, Dr. David Buys, Extension associate professor, and Marc Measells, senior Extension associate, were named fellows in 2020. Dr. John Byrd, Extension and research professor, was named a fellow in 2019.

Burger, a longtime wildlife youth...

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