Food Safety Q&A

July 10, 2023 - November 27, 2023

Contact: Karen Fifield

Mondays, July. 10 - Nov. 27, 2023
1 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Online Via Zoom

Have questions about home food preservation or food safety? Please join MSU Extension Food Safety Q&A as food safety educators present tips for home food preservation food safety. Join us online via Zoom using your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or any device with internet access.

This is a FREE workshop taught by an experienced MSU Extension Food Safety Educators.  

Choose to register for all the sessions by selecting the "register all" button or select the individual sessions you are interested in registering for.  


July 10, 2023 - Using Fresh Produce to Make Homemade Baby Food
Making your own baby food can be cost-effective and convenient! Learn about food safe methods to making and storing your own baby food.

July 17, 2023 - Cleaning vs. Sanitizing
Cleaning and sanitizing are both important yet different steps. Listen as we explain more about important steps for food contact surfaces.

July 24, 2023 - Food Safety in the Garden
Cultivate good food safety habits out in the garden. Find out how to keep you and your produce safe.

July 31, 2023 - Freezing Fruit
Fruits are ready in abundance this time of year. Learn how to freeze them safely for use throughout the year.

Aug. 7, 2023 - How to Re-hydrate Beans Safely
Re-hydrating beans can take time but can be easy. Learn how to re-hydrate beans just in time to make baked beans for the family reunion.

Aug. 14, 2023 - Packing Safe School Lunches
Tips for packing hassle-free safe lunches.

Aug. 21, 2023 - Freezing Sweet Corn
Enjoy Michigan sweet corn all winter long by learning simple tips for blanching and freezing corn.

Aug. 28, 2023 - Squash - What to do with it all!
Join us to learn the best ways to preserve different varieties of squash.

Sep. 11, 2023 - Tips for National Food Safety Education
Celebrate Food Safety Month as we highlight how you can help reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

Sep. 18, 2023 - Tailgating Safety
When you are enjoying tailgating before your favorite team sport, remember there are ways to avoid food safety penalties and prevent illness.

Oct. 2, 2023 - Using Food Thermometers
Taking the temperature of food is the only sure way to know if it is cooked to minimum internal temperature. Learn about various food thermometer types and the proper way to use them.

Oct. 9, 2023 - Pie Filling
Get ready to preserve pie filling from the harvest season and learn about the differences in clear gels.

Oct. 16, 2023 - Food Safety Risks of Unpasteurized Cider
To pasteurize or not to pasteurize, that is the question. Find our why pasteurization lowers the risk of foodborne illness.

Oct. 23, 2023 - Broths and Stocks
Making broths & stocks are the basis for many soups and stews. Find out how to make and store safely.

Oct. 30, 2023 - Fruit Butters
Fruit butters are delicious addition to so many dishes! Join us to learn how to make and preserve delicious fruit butters.

Nov. 6, 2023 - Shipping Gifts
Recommendations and tips for safely shipping foods and gifts.

Nov. 13, 2023 - Baking & Cooking ahead for the Holidays
Preparing your holiday meal takes time. Planning to prepare ahead can help ease stress around the holidays. Learn about the safe preparation and storing of holiday baked goods and meals.

Nov. 27, 2023 - Cookie and Confectionery Ingredient Precautions
Tis the season to bake cookies and homemade candies. Find out which commonly used "ingredients" are considered safe for eating and the ingredients that pose a foodborne illness risk.