The goal of food safety programming is to reduce the risk associated with food-borne illness for individuals and families in South Dakota. Food safety education is essential from field to table for entrepreneurs, consumers and businesses. The focus of food safety is to help insure the food supply is safe using proactive educational means to prevent contamination rather than reacting to it.
For accuracy before use, it is recommended that dial gauges get tested each year. Gauges that read high cause under-processing and may result in unsafe food.