P. O. Box 789
Attlanta, Michigan 49709
Health an Nutrition Institute
Karen L. Fifield, LLMSW
My position with MSU Extension is Food Safety Educator. My home office is in Montmorency County. I have worked for Extension for 19 years covering a variety of topics. In Extension I have presented these programs as a PA; 4-H, Better Kid Care, Parenting, Sustainable Communities, Snap-Ed and special projeccts. Food Safety is one of my favorite trainings to present. My philosophy is to work with individuals by bringing them in and participate in the process. Do be prepared to be active in my program.
Under the heading of Food Safety I teach a National program called ServSafe, this program provides training and a certificate after passing a national exam at 75% or better grade. There is a format to teach this program in 8 or 16 hour sessions. There is also a 4 ServSafe class that provides infomation without an exam. Food Preservation is taught using approved science based preservation methods, taking food from the garden to the jar. I also teach Cottage Foods; this is an entrepreneurial program directed to those individuals that may like to start their own small food business.
December 15, 2017 | How to avoid contaminating food with an allergen.
December 15, 2017 | Identifying potential food allergens can help you avoid them.
December 15, 2017 | Food preservation can be a family event.
December 14, 2017 | How safe is your cutting board? Use these tips to help you maintain cutting boards and choose new ones.
December 8, 2017 | Infection from parasites can be avoided if proper hygiene, cooking and safety precautions are used.
December 8, 2017 | Learn about the different criteria required for labeling poultry as "fresh" or "frozen."
November 16, 2017 | It is important to view your water source as a valuable link to health and safety.
November 16, 2017 | Freezing dinners ahead can save time.
November 13, 2017 | Steps to take when reporting a foodborne illness.
November 1, 2017 | Soup is a good way to use up leftovers, but you should be conscious of food safety when storing it.