Summer/Fall Food Safety Q&A 2024

July 8, 2024 - November 25, 2024

Online Via Zoom

Contact: Kara Lynch,, (989) 330-0789

July 8, 2024 - 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 make and store your own baby food.

July 15, 2024 - Drying Produce and Herbs
Discover how to use a variety of food dehydrators to safely dry produce, herbs, and fruit leathers.

July 22, 2024 - Freezing Sweet Corn
Enjoy Michigan sweet corn all winter long by learning simple tips for blanching and freezing corn.

July 29, 2024 - Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting
Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting are important, yet mean different things. Listen as we explain more about important steps for food contact surfaces.

Aug. 5, 2024- Food Safety in the Garden
Cultivate good food safety habits out in the garden. Find out how to keep you and your produce safe.

Aug. 12, 2024 - Freezing Fruit
Fruits are in abundance this time of year. Learn how to properly freeze them for use throughout the year.

Aug. 19, 2024 - How to Rehydrate beans safely
Rehydrating beans can take time but can be easy. Learn how to safely rehydrate beans just in time to make baked beans for the family reunion.

Aug. 26, 2024 - Packing Safe School Lunches
Tips for packing hassle-free safe lunches. 

Sept. 9, 2024 - Squash What to do with it all
You can do more with squash than just making zucchini bread! Discover options for preserving and using zucchini and other types of squash.

Sept. 23, 2024 - Tips for National Food Safety Education Month
Celebrate Food Safety Month as we highlight how you can help reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

Sept. 30, 2024 - Food Safety when Tailgating
When you are enjoying tailgating before your favorite team sport, remember there are ways to avoid food safety penalties and prevent illness.

Oct. 7, 2024 - Using Kitchen Thermometers 
Taking the temperature of food is the only sure way to know if it is cooked to the minimum internal temperature. Learn about various food thermometer types and the proper way to use them.

Oct. 21, 2024 - Pie Filling
Get ready to preserve pie filling from the harvest season and learn about the differences in clear gels.

Oct. 28, 2024 - Food Safety risks of unpasteurized cider and beverages
Find out why pasteurization lowers the risk of foodborne illness and the importance of consuming pasteurized products like milk.

Nov. 4, 2024 - Broths & Stocks
Making broths & stocks are the basis for many soups and stews. Find out how to make and store safety.

Nov. 11, 2024 - Fruit Butters
Fruit butters are a delicious addition to so many dishes! Join us to learn how to make and preserve delicious fruit butters.

Nov. 18, 2024 - Shipping Gifts
Recommendations and tips for safely shipping foods as gifts. 

Nov. 25, 2024 - Holiday Baking Precautions and Planning
Preparing your holiday baked goods and confections for the holidays is always an exciting time and sometimes stressful time. Learn about the safe preparation and storing of holiday baked goods and even preparing ahead of time.


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