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Category: Food Safety

Keep It Clean: Washing Raw Foods

You may wonder whether you need to wash raw foods before you prepare them. While it’s true that certain foods should be washed before they’re eaten, washing other types of foods isn’t recommended. Learn the do’s and don’ts… Read More

Food Expiration Dates

Here’s a rundown of what “Sell-by,” “Best if Used By (or Before),” and “Use-By” dates mean, so you can enjoy your favorite foods longer and reduce food waste. More…

Food Safety: Grilling

Grilling adds a fun element to picnics and tailgating. Follow these steps to make sure the meats you serve are safe to eat. Preparing Shopping At the grocery store, pick up meat and poultry last. To prevent cross-contamination,… Read More

Food Safety: Tips for College Students

From living on your own to studying for hours to cheering at football games with new friends, college is an experience unlike any other. Although this newfound independence is exciting, you may have to cook your own food—a… Read More

Eating Whole Grains

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Whole grain foods now fill the grocery store aisles—you can find them in chips, bread, rice, oatmeal, and cereals. While they are known for being healthier than refined grains, some people may feel hesitant to try them. Learn… Read More

Tailgating Food Safety

Tailgating is a popular weekend activity, especially during football season. Spending time with friends and family while eating good food is a fun way to share in team spirit before a game, but you do not want food… Read More

Community Gardens and Food Safety

Community gardens are spaces where people share the duties and rewards of gardening. These collaborative efforts can be found throughout the country, including Florida. Shared gardens provide gardening opportunities and add beauty to communities. They are also a… Read More

UF CALS courses, majors evolve to meet changing demands

See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the University of Florida prepares to embark on the 2015-16 academic year, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences offers several courses and majors that reflect how the institution adapts to… Read More