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Category: Food Safety

Eliminating Odors from Your Refrigerator

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent After your power has been restored, you will need to clean and deodorize your refrigerator. Here are some helpful tips on how to do this. Remove all drawers,… Read More

Cross-Contamination of Food

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent   I taught a program on dehydrating meat into beef jerky one morning this week at a summer day camp. I was surprised how many youth… Read More

Green Tomatoes: Nutrition, Selection, Storage

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Did you know… Green tomatoes have most of the same health benefits as red tomatoes, with almost the same  of beta-carotene. Fried green tomatoes… Read More

Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent A Consumers Guide to Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters HOW TO DETERMINE WHAT FOOD TO KEEP OR DISCARD • Do not eat any food… Read More

Pink Slime: University of Florida’s Dr. Carr Responds

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Family and Consumer Sciences, Agent II There has been so much publicity lately about pink slime and its use by manufacturers in hamburger. Dr. Chad Carr, Assistant Professor… Read More

Pink Slime: University of Florida’s Dr. Carr Responds

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Family and Consumer Sciences, Agent II   There has been so much publicity lately about pink slime and its use by manufacturers in hamburger.  Dr. Chad Carr, Assistant… Read More