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Curtis Braun

SDSU Extension Food Safety Field Specialist

605-782-3290

SDSU Extension Sioux Falls Regional Center
4101 W 38th St Ste 103
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Curtis assists South Dakota food entrepreneurs by coordinating basic food testing and shelf-stability analysis, understand regulatory jurisdiction for foods other than canned and baked goods, and assist with other marketing aspects regarding food safety and food labeling. He also works with various partners such as the SD Department of Health, Food & Drug Administration to ensure that safety standards are in place at levels of the food system.

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