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Category: Food Safety

Important Hurricane Preparedness Resources

Hurricane Season is a great time to review available resources to remind us of tips and suggestions to include when engaging in your disaster and emergency preparedness plans. Here are several resources I have compiled… Read More

Sustainability in Urban Food Production in Broward County

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Why is Sustainable Urban Food Production Important? Globally, more than half of the population is living in urban areas that rely upon external supplies… Read More

Food Allergies and Food Allergens: Focus on Sesame

Many Americans have food allergies and are affected by food allergens when a specific food is eaten. Food allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts to certain proteins in food. Food allergies are a… Read More

Food Safety: Safe Egg Handling Tips  

Eggs are a nutritious and an economical food choice and can be part of a healthy diet. Eggs and egg dishes are often served during the holidays and at parties.  It is important that you follow food safety recommendations, when handling and preparing fresh eggs to keep you… Read More

Consume Safe Drinking Water During an Emergency

Authors: Brenda Marty Jimenez, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Agent IV Amarat Simonne, Ph.D. UF/IFAS Extension, Professor and Extension Specialist Water directly out of your tap may not be safe to drink during an emergency.  Boil… Read More

Keep Food Safety in Mind at Your Super Bowl Party

Authors: Brenda Marty Jimenez, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Agent IV Amarat Simonne, Ph.D. UF/IFAS Extension, Professor and Extension Specialist   The Super Bowl may look a little different this year being that it is going… Read More

Food Safety Tip: Do Not Wash Raw Chicken

If you have seen it written in any cookbook or have read materials out there telling you to wash raw chicken, it is a dangerous practice and it is the wrong thing to do, according… Read More

Hurricane Preparedness: Meal and Menu Planning

Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. We have seen the devastating effects to communities that have been hit hard by hurricanes, which are always a very real threat to Florida. Preparedness is… Read More

Broward County Master Gardener Volunteers Evaluate UF/IFAS Lettuce Lines Grown Hydroponically

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Food security is a critical concern as the global population expands, and natural resources dwindle. Smart solutions for more efficient farming, hardier crops, alternative… Read More

Eating from Backyard Gardens in South Florida

The pandemic of 2020 has many families faced with job loss, reduced income, and tight budgets leading to limited food options. Food donation lines are long. Many are in need. Farmers are making local produce… Read More