Day 118 | April 28, 2014


Extension workers gave 1,160 meat cutting and curing demonstrations (1949).  Image from Clemson University Special Collections.

Safe Handling of Foods

Clemson Extension agents with primary food safety & nutrition responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. They provide expertise in topics ranging from safe food-handling training for individuals, restaurants and commercial food processors to prevent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses to nutrition, obesity prevention, chronic disease risk reduction, and special dietary considerations for individuals and families throughout the lifespan.

In addition, the Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) assists homeowners in South Carolina with a source of accurate, dependable and unbiased information via a toll-free number (1-888-656-9988) and a comprehensive web site ( This service is designed to complement the network of county Extension agents, Ag assistants and volunteer Master Gardeners by freeing the agents to deal with commercial agriculture and horticulture questions and to conduct programming for larger audiences.

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