Category: Food Safety

UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm offers education, fun

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Milk may be sold in supermarkets, but it comes from cows – that’s the lesson being offered this Saturday at Family Day at the Dairy Farm, a… Read More

UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm returns March 16, public invited

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Last year’s open house at the University of Florida dairy farm was so successful that organizers were “moo-tivated” to repeat the event, which returns to Alachua County… Read More

Beneficial bacteria control effects of Southern corn rust, aflatoxin in silage, UF/IFAS researchers find

  Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Corn silage is an important dairy feed but it sometimes harbors an unwelcome addition – Southern corn rust, a fungal disease that thrives under hot,… Read More

Florida small farms conference slated for July 27-29

Click here for high resolution version. Caption at the bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference is a one-stop shop for anyone who has thought about starting a farm or supporting local foods…. Read More

Under lab conditions, Salmonella can reach tomato fruits through leaves, IFAS study shows

Caption at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Food-safety experts have long believed that Salmonella bacteria could only enter tomatoes through wounds in the stem or fruit — but a new University of Florida laboratory… Read More

UF researcher reduces allergens in peanuts using pulsed light

Multimedia available: http://news.ufl.edu/2011/06/08/peanut-allergen-multimedia/ Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has developed a new technique to make peanuts safer for people with peanut allergies. Wade Yang, an assistant professor… Read More

UF research finds salmonella responds differently to tomato varieties, ripeness

Caption at the end of the story Multimedia available: http://news.ufl.edu/2010/09/21/salmonella-multimedia/ GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered that tomato variety and maturity influence the ways salmonella bacteria respond to the fruit. The findings, published Aug. 31… Read More

UF discovers house flies carrying five new illness-causing bacteria

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Everyone knows that house flies aren’t welcome around food. But University of Florida scientists have discovered five new reasons why. Researchers with UF’s Institute of Food… Read More