Category: Food Safety

Food Safety Mistakes Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Food Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility. Consumers need to be mindful of the importance of handling food properly to reduce risk of foodborne illness.  Practicing the four basic steps to food safety  – clean, separate, cook, and chill – is… Read More

Building a Partnership in Brazil

A small group of administrators from Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) in Brazil filed into the UF/IFAS Institute for Sustainable Food Systems meeting space Thursday morning. Greeting them was Dr. Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agricultural… Read More

Beyond Cottage Food Products: What’s pH have to do with it?

Florida’s Cottage Food Law allows food entrepreneurs to use their home kitchen to produce food products that are considered not potentially hazardous. Gross sales for a cottage food operation must not exceed $50,000 annually, require no license or… Read More

EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTER-AGENT COLLABORATION THROUGH FOOD SAFETY V. Zabala, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL, and G. Murza, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL.

Situation: Per the Centers for Disease Control, 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne illness in the United States each year. Foodborne illness can be prevented in many cases by practicing safe… Read More

Protect Your Family from Illness – Clean and Sanitize Your Kitchen

No doubt about it, because the kitchen is the main place for food preparation and eating, it is the hot spot for all types of pathogens (disease-causing microorganisms) that can cause foodborne illness.  Cleanliness in the kitchen is… Read More