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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News & articles
- Published: Friday, June 22, 2018
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – Fruit and vegetable growers can meet training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) at workshops in southeastern Missouri in July, August and December. FSMA includes rules to reduce the risk of produce ...
- Published: Monday, June 5, 2017
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Grilling meat over open flame can produce tasty meals. But it can also produce harmful chemicals, especially if the temperature is above 300 degrees Fahrenheit. These chemicals are known as heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and ...
- Published: Friday, July 1, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Farmers markets are a great place to buy healthy local produce and other foods, meet and support local farmers, and enjoy shopping in a fun environment. But shoppers should also pay attention to food safety when buying and using ...
Publications Date: Nov. 1, 2016
Learn about genetically engineered foods — also known as genetically modified organisms, or GMOs — in this introductory overview of the issue. This publication discusses both the benefits of and concerns consumers have about genetically ...
Publications Date: May 1, 2018
1½ cups cut and blanched green or yellow beans (prepared as below)1½ cups canned, drained, red kidney beans1 cup canned, drained garbanzo beans½ cup peeled and thinly sliced onion (about 1 medium onion)½ cup trimmed and thinly sliced celery (1½ ...
Publications Date: June 1, 2016
Farmers market vendors will find tips for safely offering samples to patrons in this publication, as well as a summary of sampling regulations. Directions and estimated costs for sanitizing stations are included.TopicsFood ...
Publications Date: July 1, 2018
Seasonal and Simple: A free app for enjoying fresh produceWhether you get your produce from your own garden, farmers market or grocery store, the Seasonal and Simple app can help you enjoy the goodness of fruits and vegetables in season.The ...
Publications Date: Aug. 1, 2017
Find answers in this fact sheet to common questions about donating to food pantries and soup kitchens. Using a Q-and-A format, this publication reviews food donation best practices and offers tips for making food donations that will provide ...
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 ...