Food Safety

Food safety rules

Is it safe?

Each year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food. Use these resources to be a responsible grower and an informed consumer.

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Technical assistance for produce growers

MU Extension offers trainings (including online options jointly with Kansas State University), free water testing and GAPS cost share funding to MO produce growers to help them expand their markets and sell safer produce.

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The goals of this program include educating consumers on safe food handling in food preparation and food preservation, and educating farmers and farmers market vendors on food safety and regulatory compliance. Many topics are highlighted on this site to help you learn how to safely handle food from the farm to your table. The University of Missouri Extension provides food safety resources and training on a variety of topics, including the following:

  • Produce safety for produce growers
  • Food labeling and regulations for Missouri food producers and processors
  • Selling and sampling foods safely for both producers and consumers
  • Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
  • Good manufacturing processes
  • Home food preservation
  • Food safety for pregnant women

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