Category: Food Safety

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

Home Canning Basics Classes in April

Food preservation is a nutritious and economical way to turn fresh foods into pantry staples!   This 2-part series will introduce the fundamentals of canning and build the skills you need to safely preserve food at home. Part 1:  Basics of Home Canning  – Tuesday, April 16, 2019… Read More