Think Food Safety Podcast

Want to know more about food safety? Listen to Think Food Safety, a podcast highlighting how to keep food safe and prevent foodborne illness. Michigan State University Extension Food Safety Educators talk with food industry professionals to provide information and share resources on hot topics and best practices to keep people safe from foodborne illness. Each episode delves into various topics to bring you the latest in food safety and food preservation information.



  • What You Need to Know About Getting a Food License

    Published on March 11, 2022
    MSU Extension talks with Steve Ellis, a Senior Environmental Health Specialist in Saginaw, Michigan about the importance of getting a food license. If you've wondered where to go or what steps you need to follow to make your food business legal, this episode can help you get started as Steve answers your questions.

  • Getting Started, What You Need to Know About the Cottage Food Law

    Published on January 12, 2022
    Kara Lynch, MSU Food Safety Educator talks with Karen Fifield, fellow Food Safety Educator to get a full explanation of the Michigan Cottage Food Law and why some food is allowed and others are not. Discover resources to help you establish your cottage food business.

  • Purchasing and Selling at the Market: Cottage Foods vs. Licensed Foods

    Published on January 11, 2022
    In this episode of Think Food Safety, Kara Lynch, Food Safety Educator, talks with Katrina Sokol, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Food Inspector on why some foods are classified as cottage foods and other foods need a license. Whether you are a vendor or consumer, join us to find out more about how to identify the differences and purchase safe food.