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.
Eggs are a traditional part of Easter décor and celebrations, and it is risky to eat or use these hard-boiled eggs for recipes after the festivities are over.
Have you ever looked at a bottle of honey that’s been sitting in your cabinets for a while and thought, “this can’t still be good?” We’ve all probably been there. The honey in the bottle is dark and has a crystallized texture to it. I know I have a bottle of honey in my pantry that’s been there for several years!
Are you thinking of selling food items from your home kitchen? This kind of business venture is popular because if you like cooking, it’s a fun way to earn some extra cash. Here's what to know about Mississippi's Cottage Food Law, which governs this type of business.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Slow cookers are winter workhorses in many kitchens, helping serve everything from breakfast to dinner. But no matter the dish, cooks should be sure to follow some basic food safety guidelines.
When used properly, these small, countertop appliances are safe and convenient.
Meat processors maintain compliance through Extension training, assistance
Enslin & Son Packing Co. in Hattiesburg features a variety of traditional and specialty sausages and smoked meats.
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.
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