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Category: Food Safety

COVID-19 and Cottage Food Operations: 10 Considerations

As Florida consumers are concerned about coronavirus, it is crucial that sanitation and hygiene best practices are followed. This is very important to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to help flatten the curve in our county and… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Think Nutrition and Wellness During a Quarantine

Many families and consumers are wondering about how to prepare for meals and wellness during a two-week quarantine. This is a new concept, yet it is very similar to preparing for a hurricane. You may be faced with… Read More

Preventing the Spread of Germs and Viruses-Frequently Asked Questions

I get a lot of questions in the classes I teach about hand hygiene, handwashing and etiquette. In this article, I would like to review proper handwashing instructions and some of the related questions I have received along… Read More

Preventing the Spread of Germs and Viruses

There are many germs, microorganisms and viruses in our environment. With a healthy immune system and cooking food to the proper temperature along with proper handwashing, we can usually fight off these germs and stay healthy. How do… Read More

ServSafe Training in Broward

The University of Florida’s Food Safety and Quality Program provides training which enables food managers and staff to offer Florida consumers food that is prepared in a clean and safe environment. The ServSafe Manager’s class and exam will… Read More

Star Fruit-A Source of Vitamin C

Carambola is a south Florida tropical that is also called star fruit from its unique shape when sliced. This fruit has a sweet, sour, tart flavor and is very refreshing to eat by itself. It tastes great in… Read More

National Farm to School Month in Broward County

Farm to School

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County  Director Lorna Bravo Did you know that October is National Farm to School month in Broward County?   The Broward County Commission issued a proclamation to the Davie-based UF/IFAS Extension declaring October… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Legacy Award Grant Winners

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Did you know that In 2019, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Program received the 2019 Master Gardener Legacy Grant award? This award recognizes the importance of… Read More

Edible Bugs and Eating Insects

Insects may play a significant role in food security as the world’s population continues to grow as does the need for food. Eating insects is a hot topic and is beyond eating “ants- on- a -log” made with… Read More