Know the steps to follow if you develop a foodborne illness
Published on May 10, 2023
Foodborne diseases are illnesses contracted from eating contaminated food or beverages. If you develop a foodborne illness, follow these important steps.
Storing maple syrup
Published on April 11, 2023
Now is the time of year to make and store maple syrup. Learn how to preserve this tasty treat properly.
Foodborne illness? Know when and how to report it
Published on March 30, 2023
Reporting a foodborne illness is important, no matter how severe the symptoms are, and it can possibly save the life of others.
Containing food safety with the right containers: Part 3
Published on November 29, 2022
When picking plastic containers, make sure they are safe for food.
Containing food safety with the right containers: Part 2
Published on November 22, 2022
Reduce foodborne illness by not reusing cardboard and egg cartons to store food.
High-speed handwashing, an effective technique for groups
Published on November 18, 2022
Handwashing is often done inadequately. Use high-speed handwashing when working with groups for a more effective and efficient process.
Cottage foods can enhance your business
Published on November 4, 2022
Adding value to your business by selling food? There are important factors to consider before starting.
"We know where they are coming from"
Published on February 23, 2022
MSU Extension's educators and instructors reach refugees and immigrants in a meaningful way.
Canning in winter can be a blast
Published on December 1, 2021
The slower pace of the winter season might be just what is needed to do a new canning project, especially when fresh ingredients are not always required.
What are our responsibilities regarding food allergies?
Published on October 7, 2021
Knowing what food allergies are -- as well as the responsibility of manufacturers, retailers and individuals -- can help prevent a potentially fatal consequence.
September is food safety month
Published on September 15, 2021
Food Safety Month isn’t just about keeping food safe in restaurants; it should also be practiced at home.
The cost of foodborne illness
Published on May 13, 2021
Foodborne illness can be more than just an inconvenience.
Myths and facts about raw milk
Published on April 6, 2021
Many people deny health dangers of drinking raw milk, and even promote it as a healthy practice. Exploring the facts is important to prevent foodborne illness.
Understanding food recalls
Published on January 6, 2021
Understand food recalls to know how to identify a potentially contaminated food.
How to safely sell baked goods
Published on December 4, 2020
Follow these food safety tips to run a successful bake sale.
Home canning equipment shortages
Published on October 14, 2020
Tips to get your harvest safely preserved during peak preservation season.
How do I build a commercial kitchen at home or on my farm?
Published on September 11, 2020
Steps to take before construction.
How old are your home-canned foods?
Published on August 4, 2020
Is it time to clean out the home-canned foods in the basement or pantry?
Tips to keep summer produce safe
Published on July 14, 2020
Enjoying summer fruits and vegetables while keeping basic food safety tips in mind.
Does all food need a label?
Published on July 7, 2020
Learn why food labels are required on food and what to look for if you are buying local.