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Hamburgers, chicken and hotdogs on a grill.
April 8, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food Safety

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

Four glass containers with plastic lids contain food leftovers.
December 8, 2020 - Filed Under: Food Safety, Coronavirus

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.

roasted turkey on a platter with herbs, cranberries, and orange slices
November 20, 2020 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Food Safety

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.

A slow cooker filled with a meal sits on a counter.
October 9, 2020 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Food Safety, Health, Nutrition

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.

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

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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Community, Food and Health, Food Safety, Health, AIM for CHangE, Coronavirus, Nutrition and Wellness, Natural Resources, Fisheries, Forestry, Forest Economics, Water, Wildlife
Volume 7 Number 1

Stories by Leah Barbour • Photos by Kevin Hudson

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...

A woman wearing a white visor, maroon shirt, jeans, and boots marks a clipboard as five cows and three calves rest under a tree.
About Extension, Beef, Marketing and Business Planning, Rural Development, Food, Food Safety, Health, Nutrition, Rural Health
Volume 4 Number 3

See what's new in Extension: Gather for First Extension Beef-Production Workshop, the Food Factor Goes Digital, Extension Professionals Share Expertise, and Extension Offers New HappyHealthy Program. 

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Handling Chicken Safely November 8, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 6:00pm
Canning August 9, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 7:00pm

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