Category: Food Safety

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