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Category: Food Safety

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 and your family… Read More

Don’t toss onion skins: They’re full of antioxidants and help preserve fish

Usually, when you peel an onion, you toss out the skin. When you do that, you lose the skin’s antioxidants, and the waste goes to the landfill. University of Florida researchers may have found a way to minimize… Read More

Farmer-Led Cooperatives and Farm to School Procurement

One feature of the Farm to School (F2S) program is the purchase of food from local farms for cafeteria service. Florida's climate and year-round production provide opportunities to expand F2S. These conditions introduce exciting possibilities for small- and… Read More

COVID has Improved Food Safety

Silver Lining One of the silver linings of COVID pandemic for me as a food safety instructor has been the increased focus on handwashing and sanitizing surfaces. I am especially thrilled about increased handwashing since the correlation between… Read More

County Kitchen Considerations

Since the pandemic began, many people have taken up gardening, tested new and exciting recipes, or tried their hand at baking. Perhaps someone you know has considered sharing or selling the fruits of their labor. UF/IFAS and EDIS… Read More