The following publications cover topics related to Food Safety. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe: 2023, No. 6 (November/December)


Pumpkins galore! Pumpkin bread, muffins, soup, desserts and beverages are very popular in the fall and winter.

Jump Ahead With Food Safety Board Game Poster

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This 11-by-17-inch poster is designed to be the Jump Ahead with Food Safety game board. It is one posters designed to be used with the Show Me Nutrition, Second Grade curriculum.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe: 2023, No. 5 (September/October)


Learn about why the acidity of vinegar matters in home-preserved foods and why kimchi has become a trendy fermented food.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe: 2023, No. 4 (July/August)


Learn about the possibility of using a ceramic cooktop when canning and how to make mango chutney.

Food Safety Tips for Consumers: Meal Delivery Services


It’s important to keep food safety in mind when receiving meal deliveries or getting groceries delivered. Foodborne illnesses can occur when food isn’t handled properly. Get tips for keeping food delivered to your home safe in this fact sheet.

Food Safety Tips for Consumers: GMOs


Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are foods developed using genetic engineering. Learn some basic information about labeling requirements and food safety in this fact sheet.

Vacuum and Reduced Oxygen Packaging


Reduced oxygen packaging of meats and food may offer some benefits, but you need to understand the food safety concerns and know the regulations tied to this type of packaging. Learn about these safety concerns and how to mitigate them in this fact sheet.

Food Safety Tips for Consumers: Kitchen Cleaning


It’s important to keep your kitchen clean, because germs can easily lurk on the surfaces you touch frequently. Maintaining a clean kitchen can help decrease your risk of contracting a foodborne illness. Get some kitchen cleaning tips.

Regulations for Selling Safe Canned Foods in Missouri — Fact Sheet


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5 Steps to Buying Meat Direct From the Farm


If you are interested in buying meat from a local farmer, in quarters or halves, review these five considerations: how much meat your family can consume and what cuts to buy, sourcing an animal, finding a local meat processor, costs, and timing.

Method of Retail Sale for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables


If you are selling fruits or vegetables direct to consumer through a farmers market, farm stand, or other means, it is important that you sell produce by the proper method, as indicated in the tables in this guide.

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