Farmers Market

Farmers market vendors prep for season amid COVID-19 concerns

University of Missouri Extension food safety specialist Londa Nwadike says that, right now, science is on the side of produce growers.  “There is currently no evidence that the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has been transmitted through food or food packaging,” said Nwadike, who has dual extension appointments with MU and Kansas State University. That’s […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Experts say Coronavirus not a food safety concern

While some members of the public have expressed concerns about the Coronavirus and the food supply, experts say its unlikely coronavirus spreads through food. While the USDA and FDA have not released any specific details for how Coronavirus could affect food safety, the World Health Organization says consumers should practice good food safety measures. During […]

Great Plains Growers Conference

Great Plains Growers Conference set to begin January 9, 2020 in Saint Joseph

The Annual Great Plains Growers Conference in Saint Joseph will offer updates on technology, production, and safety in commercial fruit and vegetable production. The event will be held at the Fulkerson Center on the Missouri Western State University campus on January 9th through 11th. Workshop topics will include food safety grower training, honeybees, drip irrigation, […]

Great Value Turkey Sausage and Pork

Great Value pork and turkey sausage products recalled due to possible Salmonella

George’s Prepared Foods, a Caryville, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage patty items were produced on April 19, 2019, April 27, 2019, May 7, 2019, and May 9, 2019. The following products […]

Fruits and Vegetables

Produce workshops scheduled to meet requirements of Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule

Workshops will be held for fruit and vegetable growers to meet the training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. Locations for the workshops include the Waverly City Hall December 4th from 8:30 to 5:30 and the Great Plains Growers Conference at the Fulkerson Center on the Missouri Western State University campus […]

Food Safety

Food safety workshops to be held in area communities

The University of Missouri Extension and Kansas State University will hold a food safety workshop in several locations in Missouri and Kansas next month. Tim Baker with the University of Missouri Extension says the class will help farms successfully complete a United States Department of Agriculture Good Agricultural Practices audit, assist in creating a food […]

Beef Recall

62,000 pounds of raw meat recalled, just days before Memorial Day

Aurora Packing Company, Inc., a North Aurora, Illinois, company, is recalling 62,112 pounds of raw beef products due to possible E. coli contamination just days before the Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to a Thursday announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The products were packaged on April 19 and shipped across […]

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Cost-share funding available to assist produce growers in paying for Good Agricultural Practices certification

Cost-share funding is available to help produce growers pay for USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification. “These funds are available for Missouri farmers who are applying for USDA GAP certification for the first time or for farms who are reapplying for USDA GAP certification,” said Londa Nwadike, state food safety specialist for the University of […]

Tyson Buffalo Chicken Strips

Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears

Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Arkansas establishment, is recalling approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on November 30, 2018. The […]

Missouri Cannabis Workshop Website

Cannabis workshop for business hopefuls to be held in Kansas City

Cannabis consultant Advisors will be holding in-depth workshops for cannabis business hopefuls in three Missouri cities next month. The “Getting Ready for New Markets” workshops, designed to prepare attendees for success in licensing and establishing cannabis businesses as the Missouri market opens up, are scheduled for: St. Louis – Feb. 18, 5:30-9pm University of Missouri-St. Louis, […]

Wellness Challenge

Green Hills Wellness Challenge Maintenance Prize winners announced

The Grundy County Health Department has announced the winner of this year’s Green Hills Wellness Challenge Maintenance Prize. Rosemary Coon maintained a 12.93% weight loss from the start of last year’s challenge, which was the highest out of those competing for the prize and received a $300 check from the health department. Others who maintained […]