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.
Now more than ever, we are seeing food processors and entrepreneurs in South Dakota bringing their food products, not only to farmers markets, but also to retail stores. This article provides regulatory guidance and outlines the necessary steps required to allow for the sale of foods to retail stores.
Maple syrup is a delicious food that goes well with many foods. There has been some increased interest in understanding how to process maple syrup safely in order to sell it at a farmer’s market or at retail.