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.
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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.
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.
One of the most common errors in home canning is not using a scientifically tested recipe. Canning a family recipe is risky as it can cause spoilage and foodborne illness.
Real-life situations provide some of the greatest opportunities for students to learn how science impacts their life. Explore the common science and technological concepts in the development of a safe food supply within the classroom through the Food Safety Scientist Curriculum.
There are many guidelines to follow when canning, an important one often overlooked is checking one’s need to adjust for altitude.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused supply chain disruptions for nearly every commodity, including the swine industry. This has left many producers searching for alternative strategies to market their livestock and consumers seeking alternative options for sourcing meat. One option that can be considered is butchering pigs at home.
This article is intended to provide guidance on the proper techniques for packaging meat and storing meat at home.