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Summer School for Consumer Food Safety Education Begins June 29

June 9, 2022, 8:15 am | Shannon M. Coleman

Extension food safety specialists from several land-grant universities will provide background information and answer questions in a free webinar series for educators and extension volunteers throughout the United States. Summer School for Consumer Food Safety Education is set for June 29 and July 13 and 27.

Is Your Peanut Butter Included in the Latest Recall?

May 24, 2022, 10:13 am | Anirudh Naig

If you have peanut butter products matching the lot codes in the recall, dispose of them immediately, says Anirudh Naig, associate professor in hospitality management and state extension specialist for retail food safety with Iowa State University. Also clean and sanitize any surface or utensils that might have touched the peanut butter.

Feed Infants Safely during Formula Supply Shortage

May 19, 2022, 2:11 pm | Lyndi Buckingham-Schutt

Infant formula is in short supply in the United States because of supply chain issues and an infant formula recall that shut down a manufacturing facility. Lyndi Buckingham-Schutt, assistant professor and food and health state extension specialist at Iowa State University, suggests steps parents and caregivers can take to make sure their infants have safe, age-appropriate and nutritious food.

Growing Together Iowa Initiative Is a 2022 Harkin on Wellness Designee

April 18, 2022, 10:05 am | Katie Sorrell

Growing Together Iowa combines Iowa State University Extension and Outreach expertise in nutrition education, horticulture and food safety with volunteers and grants for community gardens throughout the state to grow, harvest and donate tens of thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to Iowa food pantries annually. The initiative is a 2022 Harkin on Wellness Designee.