Tailgate Times

Welcome to Tailgate Times

Please, have a fun—and safe—tailgating experience!

Every year, tens of thousands of fans descend on the Auburn University campus. They usually plan tailgate parties before the game—and tailgate parties mean food. Lots and lots of food, from barbecue to beer.

What we call the “food system” is something the folks at Auburn University know a lot about. For that reason, the Auburn University Food Systems Institute was created to bring together all the many disciplines at Auburn that deal with acomplex, integrated food system, from producing food through processing food to consuming food.

Focus areas include science, technology, outreach, entrepreneurship and consumer needs as well as consumer desires. One of the things we do is create online, on-demand training for inspectors of foods regulated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

Since food safety is one of our concerns (and tailgate time is prime time for food poisoning) we thought we could take this opportunity to let you know how to have a safe tailgate. We also thought you might like to know a little bit about where your food comes from, and learn about how to stay safe from fires and bad weather.

You will be notified when the Tailgate Times app updates (before each game) so be sure to keep up with the most current articles and recipes for a very modest cost. Enjoy!


Dr. Pat Curtis


Auburn University Food Systems Institute