Iowa State Specialists Answer Food Safety Questions

AMES, Iowa -- Summer is a wonderful time for fun with family and friends. But add food to summertime get-togethers, and suddenly food safety can become a concern at these events. Food safety specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are offering six online sessions to answer food safety questions from educators, consumers and others who want to keep food safe this summer.

The one-hour sessions will begin at noon Central Daylight Time on May 23, June 4, June 20, July 2, July 18, and Aug. 22. To participate, go to slightly before each session begins and log in as a guest.

“When you log in, you’ll be able to type your food safety questions into the chat box and the Iowa State specialists will answer the questions during the live session,” said Angela Shaw, assistant professor and extension specialist in food safety, who will lead the discussions.

Questions also can be emailed to Shaw before each session at; type food safety Q&A in the subject line.

For more information, contact Shaw at or 515-294-0868.

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