Joyce McGarry

Joyce McGarry

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Food Safety Educator
Ingham County Extension Office - Mason



Joyce McGarry has worked for Michigan State University Extension in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences for 22 years.  She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Michigan State University in Consumer Community Services.  Her vast and diverse experiences within MSU Extension has included supervising the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and the Expanded Food and Nutrition programs, Team Nutrition and MSU nutrition and physical activity research projects.  Her program emphasis is on food safety. Joyce is responsible for the development of the MSU Extension Consumer Food Safety Hotline.  She answers food safety questions from concerned consumers about the quality and safety of their food.  She also has developed the On-line food preservation course that enables consumers to access current, researched based educational materials for safely preserving foods at home.  Her emphasis is on emergency preparedness. Joyce is the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) Point of Contact for Michigan State University Extension in the area of food safety. 

Listing of programs:

Serv Safe Manager’s Certification

Serv Safe Food Handler Certification

Cooking for Crowds

Michigan Cottage Food Law

Safe Kids = Healthy Food

Food Preservation

Emergency Preparedness