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Category: Food Safety

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 one key to… 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 sources of nutrition,… 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 available directly to… Read More

COVID-19 “Food and Recipe Ideas”

Many people are trying new recipes with more time on their hands to cook. Several are having a taste-bud-awakening as they are trying new spices and flavors using up what is in stock in the pantry and cupboard…. Read More

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