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- Published: Friday, Oct. 21, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri’s new Food Processing and Safety Lab helps people who make and sell processed foods ensure they are safe.“Our new lab gives agri-entrepreneurs and food businesses a qualified testing facility to ensure ...
- Published: Thursday, June 23, 2022
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Donating to food pantries and food banks is a way for neighbors to help neighbors, reduce food waste and aid families in need, says Londa Nwadike, extension food safety specialist for the University of Missouri and Kansas State ...
- Published: Monday, June 13, 2022
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Summer is a time for enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables and outdoor picnics. Don’t let food safety mistakes spoil the fun.Food safety doesn’t begin in the kitchen, or even the market, says Londa Nwadike, extension food ...
- Published: Monday, Nov. 8, 2021
BUTLER, Mo. – Don’t get stuck with a turkey that’s too small for the feast or one that’s still frozen solid on Thanksgiving morning.Buying the right size turkey and planning for defrost time can prevent Thanksgiving Day disasters.“If you ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2022
Holiday Food Preserved GiftsThe holidays are a common time for food items to be used for gift exchanges. However, is this really a good idea for a gift? What should you do if you receive a home-processed food item?It is always best to err on the side ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2022
Editor’s noteThe following abstract describes a publication that is only available for purchase.Sarah WoodAssistant Extension ProfessorHealth SciencesThis two-pocket folder is used in conjunction with the Show Me Nutrition curricula. It includes ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2022
Sarah WoodAssistant Extension Professor, Department of Health SciencesTammy RobertsNutrition and Health Extension SpecialistThis poster provides tips for the safe handling of food to prevent illness. It includes steps for proper food handling from ...
Publication date: Aug. 12, 2022
Sarah WoodAssistant Extension Professor, Department of Health SciencesTammy RobertsNutrition and Health Extension SpecialistThis handout provides tips for the safe handling of food to prevent illness. It includes steps for proper food handling from ...
Publication date: Aug. 31, 2022
Best Practices for Storing Canned GoodsResearch-tested recipes are available from Extension programs nationwide. After the effort of growing and/or preserving food, handle the jars of food according to these recommendations. These best practices can ...
Publication date: Aug. 25, 2022
Students are introduced to the current USDA food graphic and learn that they need to eat a variety of foods from the five major food groups to grow and stay healthy. They learn the difference between television commercials and regular programming so ...
From the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
During a multistate foodborne disease outbreak, CDC serves as lead coordinator between public health partners to detect the outbreak, define its size and extent, and to identify the source. The goal is to investigate and control outbreaks, and to ...
Provides access to a wide range of trustworthy food and nutrition resources.
Food Safety Fact Sheet - We don’t want to serve outdated food, but we also don’t want to throw food away unnecessarily. Here are a few tips for interpreting the confusing food product codes in the US, some of which aren't even related to food ...
Read this fact sheet to find out which canned food can be disinfected and used and which food must be thrown away following exposure to floodwater.
MU Extension provides up-to-date, research-based procedural recommendations, tested recipes, and hands-on workshops that assist the consumer in safely preserving produce and other products.
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