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Various finger foods arranged buffet style.
September 16, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Food Safety

Food safety when cooking and serving food at a tailgate is a lot like serving food at home. The same basic rules apply. You just need a little more planning and a few extra supplies.

Keep hands and surfaces clean

Canned fruits and vegetables on a shelf.
June 18, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Food Safety

Are you planning to can fruits and vegetables this year? Whether you’re new to canning or you’ve done it for years, Extension has resources to help you make sure it’s done safely. 

Hamburgers, chicken and hotdogs on a grill.
April 8, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food Safety

Warm weather is here, and it’s finally time to fire up the grill! Barbecues are fun and result in delicious food.

Four glass containers with plastic lids contain food leftovers.
December 8, 2020 - Filed Under: Food Safety, Coronavirus

While Thanksgiving is an obvious food holiday, Christmas also brings numerous opportunities to celebrate with food, and every one of these should be done with care to keep guests healthy.

Byron Williams, state food processing specialists with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said safety is always a concern any time food is prepared, but it can become a bigger issue when there are lots of leftovers.

roasted turkey on a platter with herbs, cranberries, and orange slices
November 20, 2020 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Food Safety

Before you put that giant turkey in the sink, STOP! Rinsing your bird before baking won’t reduce your chances of foodborne illness.

In fact, if you rinse the turkey, you have a greater chance of getting sick because of cross-contamination.

Success Stories

A man stands in front of a rack holding meat.
Food Safety
Volume 2 Number 1

Meat processors maintain compliance through Extension training, assistance 

Enslin & Son Packing Co. in Hattiesburg features a variety of traditional and specialty sausages and smoked meats.

Three men and one woman standing, spaced out in front of a red brick building.
Community, Food and Health, Food Safety, Health, AIM for CHangE, Coronavirus, Nutrition and Wellness, Natural Resources, Fisheries, Forestry, Forest Economics, Water, Wildlife
Volume 7 Number 1

Four Extension experts named fellows in their disciplines

Four well-respected Mississippi State University Extension Service experts were recently named fellows in prestigious academic and service organizations.

A woman wearing a white visor, maroon shirt, jeans, and boots marks a clipboard as five cows and three calves rest under a tree.
About Extension, Beef, Marketing and Business Planning, Rural Development, Food, Food Safety, Health, Nutrition, Rural Health
Volume 4 Number 3

See what's new in Extension: Gather for First Extension Beef-Production Workshop, the Food Factor Goes Digital, Extension Professionals Share Expertise, and Extension Offers New HappyHealthy Program. 

Watch

Ask Natasha September 3, 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 2:45pm
January 31, 2016 Game Plan for a Safe Game Party
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 6:00pm
Farmweek, Entire Show - Nov 27 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 6:00pm
Handling Chicken Safely November 8, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 6:00pm
Canning August 9, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 7:00pm

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00am

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