Handling Food Safely

Contact your local agents for advice on safe food handling and risk management. They can provide you with information on proper cooking and refrigeration temperatures, safe canning practices, how to read expiration dates, and more.

Extension agents are also skilled in making presentations and doing trainings on food safety. Contact your local Extension office for more information on how to raise food safety awareness in your community.

Call our hotline!

In addition to reading our FAQs page and filling out our Health, Home, and Family Development (HHFD) Ask an Expert form online, you have the option of calling our toll-free line with your food questions.

Food Safety & Preservation: 1-888-823-3663

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