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K-State specialists provide HACCP
plan training Oct. 15 at Olathe campus

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) inspector checks the temperature of beef carcasses at various control poin
- Photo: Lester Shepherd, USDA

K-State will offer a three-day course on HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) October 15 through 17 at the Olathe campus. The course will specifically apply to meat and poultry processors, as well as to any food processors that need a HACCP plan. A HACCP plan is a regulatory requirement for processors of meat and poultry, juice, seafood, and some vacuum-packaged foods. The course is scheduled to be repeated in Columbia, Mo., in late March 2015 and in Manhattan the following June.

Course registration and more information available here.

Scientists confirm sugarcane aphid
in Kansas sorghum crop

The sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, also known as the sorghum aphid or “white” sugarcane aphid (to differentiate from yellow sugarcane aphid Sip

– Photo: Scott Armstrong, USDA-ARS, Stillwater, Oklahoma,
and Rick Granthum, Oklahoma State University

The sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, also known as the sorghum aphid or “white” sugarcane aphid, has been found in Kansas for the first time ever. It has caused problems in Texas and Oklahoma sorghum crops.


Are those home-canned veggies safe?

Preserve-It-Fresh-Preserve-It-Safe. Home-canning-food-safety.
The Preserve it Fresh, Preserve it Safe series for home food preservation is available through the KSRE Bookstore. The series includes a display and four new fact sheets: What’s Your Elevation?, 10 Tips for Safe Home-Canned Food, Sassy Safe Salsa at Home, and Dry Meat Safely at Home.
For more fall food safety tips, see You Asked It!

New Publications in the KSRE Bookstore

MF3115, Managing Cows in Confinement
Gardening on Lead-Contaminated Soils, MF3166
MF3114, Beef Cow-Calf Management Options When Pasture is Limited
Managing Cows
in Confinement
Beef Cow-Calf Management Options When Pasture
is Limited

Feeding the Future: K-State's Mason Says Global Food System is Complex

K-State provost and nutrition researcher April Mason (pictured) says K-State and other universities are key in finding ways to curb food waste, improve food distribution, and recognize where genetically-modified foods fit into the picture.
April Mason
Video || Audio:  Part 1 | Part 2

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