A safe food and water supply is at the heart of healthy communities. Michigan State University Extension’s team of dedicated food safety experts can help you — whether you’re looking for evidence-based recipes for canning seasonal produce or you’re an entrepreneur looking to safely launch your Cottage Food business or even cooking for large groups as a volunteer.
Among other offerings, MSU Extension also has experts to help food pantry staff keep their goods and to guide families on how to protect food supply during natural disasters and emergencies. For more information, visit our For Food Pantries website and our Food Safety During Emergencies website.
Have a question?
Not sure if the food in your fridge is safe after a power outage? Do you have questions about safely preserving food at home? Whatever your question, MSU Extension’s food safety experts can help. Call our Food Safety Hotline at 1-877-643-9882, Monday-Friday from 9AM to 5PM, EST.
Published on September 19, 2023
The MSU Food Processing and Innovation Center (FPIC) supports the development of new food products through research and development, process development, proof of concept, product trials and product launch to retail.
Published on September 12, 2023
Licensing, labeling and processing needs for pet treats and chews.
PPWR2: Optimizing Packaging Systems' Safety for Reuse and Recycling in Compliance with the New Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation
Published on September 11, 2023
The new PPWR is a cornerstone of the European Commission's Circular Economy Action Plan. All packaging in the EU will need to adapt to these regulations starting in 2025. Join us for the 2nd Symposium on Packaging Materials Supply Chain Safety.
Published on September 7, 2023
MSU guides entrepreneurs with low-acid food products to get them safely on the shelf.
Published on September 1, 2023
Learn about the recommendations for acidifying your home-canned whole, crushed or juiced tomatoes.