As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
You can’t tell by looking if your food is done cooking. Using a food thermometer not only ensures your food is properly cooked to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria, but it also prevents overcooking. Check out this video for more information:
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You have your frozen turkey. Now what? Plan ahead to be sure your bird is safe and ready to cook. Do not thaw your frozen turkey on the counter. All parts of the turkey must be kept at a safe temperature during the thawing process and cooked ... READ MORE
You get home after a busy day and now it’s time to figure out what to make for dinner. You open the pantry and the refrigerator in a search for something to make for dinner. Maybe you can’t find the right ingredients or you don’t feel ... READ MORE
PSA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wells Water Safety after Hurricane Michael
October 22, 2018
To be read on the air or issued in print.
After a hurricane, is your well water safe to use?
If your private well or septic system was damaged during ... READ MORE
After a hurricane, is the food in your home safe to eat?
If you lost power, be careful: the food in your fridge or pantry could make you and your family sick.
If refrigerated or frozen foods stay at higher temperatures for even a few hours, ... READ MORE
Have you been told by family members or friends that you should sell your cookies, cakes or jams/jellies because they are so delicious? Before you venture into this endeavor, attend the upcoming Understanding Florida Cottage Food Law Workshop ... READ MORE
The aroma of fresh herbs in cooking transforms an ordinary meal into something extraordinary. Herbs improve the flavor of foods while at the same time they help to reduce salt, sugar and fat in dishes.
Fresh herbs are often used without cooking ... READ MORE
This program targets Restaurant Managers and Food Handlers. It provides training which enables food managers and staff to offer Florida consumers food that is prepared in a clean and safe environment.
Once you pass the ServSafe® Manager’s ... READ MORE