Category: Food Safety

Convenience Foods – Cook it Safe

When it’s time to eat, many people reach for convenience foods such as a frozen meal or container of soup.  They typically pop it in the microwave or conventional oven to “warm up.”  They never give a second… Read More

WORKSHOP: Shellfish Harvester Educational Training Requirement

Fact Sheet: Handling the Fish You Catch

One of the joys of fishing is eating the fish you catch, but you may find your catch doesn’t taste as fresh as expected. Fish must be handled properly or they will spoil quickly. In addition to disappointing… Read More

Prepare for Hurricane Season with Plenty of Non-Perishable Foods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There’s nothing like trying to eat when the refrigerator and kitchen lights don’t work. That’s what some will face this hurricane season. University of Florida experts urge everyone to stock up on non-perishable food so… Read More

WORKSHOP: Food Preservation 101 May 16, 2018

If you enjoy growing your own fruits and vegetables, come to the UF/IFAS Extension Collier County workshop to learn all the different ways you can preserve your harvest at home. Preserving and processing foods at home also means… Read More