Category: Food Safety

UF/IFAS Extension helping students enter the food service workforce

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Brandi Smith, 17 and a senior in the culinary arts program at Dunnellon High School, dreams of one day being accepted into the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. A program at her… Read More

UF/IFAS experts predict food trends for 2016

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As 2015 starts to wind down, world-renowned food scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are already predicting trends for 2016. As they do, here are some hints as… Read More

UF receives $1.2 million NIFA grant to spread the word on new national food safety standards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will help lead the charge in educating stakeholders on the sweeping changes being made to national food safety regulations with a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)… Read More

UF/IFAS holding workshop for farmers’ market managers and vendors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers markets have been growing in popularity throughout the last decade as consumers discover the benefits of buying farm-fresh food directly from small-scale, local growers.  However, increasing popularity has also raised food safety concerns for… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers seek ways to keep pathogens, pests from traveling with grain

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member says new research can help grain handlers and grain inspectors find key locations for pathogens and pests along rail routes in the United… Read More

UF Field and Fork Pantry dedicated; facility will feed campus community members in need

Click on image for high-res version. Photo cutline below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Vowing that hunger should never be a barrier to education, University of Florida officials dedicated the campus’ newest enterprise addressing hunger within the UF community, the… Read More

UF/IFAS survey: We like seafood, but we don’t eat enough

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly half of Floridians eat more seafood than they did five to 10 years ago, but 40 percent still do not eat the federally recommended dietary intake of seafood, a new UF/IFAS and Florida Sea… Read More