About the Food Safety Program
Extension educator Suzanne Driessen teaches canning techniques at a farmers market.
Our goal is safer eating for Minnesotans. We share current research-based information on hazards, regulations, and processing methods in commercial settings. We also offer safety guidelines and education in home food preservation and cooking for large groups.
According to the latest Centers for Disease Control statistics one out of six Americans will get sick from a foodborne illness every year. Almost all of these illnesses can be prevented by practicing safe food handling practices from farm to fork.
We are proud to offer reliable, relevant food safety educational programs that respond to an ever-changing food supply system.
Not sure where to start?
- Meet the team
- Register for upcoming classes and certification courses, offered in person and online
- Preserving and Preparing — a great starting page for home cooks and preservers
- For foodservice managers and employees