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Although boil-water notices are an inconvenience, it’s important to heed these safety precautions to avoid ingesting bacteria that could make you and your family sick.
August 30, 2022 - Filed Under: Family, Food and Health, Food, Food Safety

Do you know what is safe and unsafe when it comes to using water that is under a boil-water alert? Here's what to do and not do if you are under a boil water notice.

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Home canning requires the right equipment, supplies and recipes for safe canned goods. Make sure you have everything you need before you have produce ready to can. Photo by Can Stock Photo, Inc./jezebella
June 2, 2022 - Filed Under: Fruit, Food and Health, Food, Food Safety, Vegetable Gardens

Canning is a precise process that must be done correctly to have a safe, edible product. Proper preparation ahead of time will make the entire process much easier. These steps will help you get started.

Dye, eggs and dyed eggs on a counter.
March 25, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Food Safety

Eggs are a traditional part of Easter décor and celebrations, and it is risky to eat or use these hard-boiled eggs for recipes after the festivities are over.

Honey on a spoon.
Proper storage of honey is crucial to its appearance and taste. (Photo by Canva)
March 25, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Food Safety

Have you ever looked at a bottle of honey that’s been sitting in your cabinets for a while and thought, “this can’t still be good?” We’ve all probably been there. The honey in the bottle is dark and has a crystallized texture to it. I know I have a bottle of honey in my pantry that’s been there for several years!  

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Cupcakes and other baked items prepared in a home kitchen can be sold under the Mississippi Cottage Food Law. Photo by Can Stock Photo Inc./Ivonne Wierink.
March 17, 2022 - Filed Under: Farmers Markets, Food, Food Safety

Are you thinking of selling food items from your home kitchen? This kind of business venture is popular because if you like cooking, it’s a fun way to earn some extra cash. Here's what to know about Mississippi's Cottage Food Law, which governs this type of business.

Success Stories

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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