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Cooked beef hamburger patties on a plate. Photo taken 08-05-21.

Food, Fire, and Fun

June 27, 2022

The summer solstice has come and gone, leaving in its wake longer days and their joys. Swimming. Visiting local parks. Reading at the beach. Wowing guests with your grilling abilities, or passing these valuable skills on to someone else. The ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Events, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H Youth Development, Brian Estevez, Chad Carr, Cooking Safety, Ed Jennings, Food Safety, George Baker, Grilling, Jason Scheffler, Mark Mauldin, Sonja Crawford
Grocery shopping list.

Making Meals and Making Merry

November 22, 2021

As the holidays descend upon us, so do all of the related stressors. One big, ever-present concern around this time of year involves food. Perhaps you have overheard these questions while out and about at the grocery store, or asked them yourself. "I ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Work & Life
Tags: A. Simonne, Cooking, Eating Well, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Holidays, K. Zamojski, M. Arick

Small Business Saturday Spotlight: Food Entrepreneurship in Florida Series

November 19, 2021

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, so too comes Small Business Saturday. Similar to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday takes place the very next day, intended as a day to shop local after the initial rush of Black Friday sales. In 2021, ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Work & Life
Tags: Black Friday, Cottage Foods, Food Entrepreneurship In Florida Series, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Small Business Saturday
Fresh yellow, red, and orange peppers at the farmers market.

Farmer-Led Cooperatives and Farm to School Procurement

March 31, 2021

One feature of the Farm to School (F2S) program is the purchase of food from local farms for cafeteria service. Florida's climate and year-round production provide opportunities to expand F2S. These conditions introduce exciting ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Professional Development, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Buying Local, Catherine Campbell, Danielle D. Treadwell, Farm To School, Farmer-led Cooperative, Feasibility, Jonathan Adam Watson, Ray Bucklin, Small Farm, Southwest Florida
Freshly picked tomatoes.

County Kitchen Considerations

March 12, 2021

Since the pandemic began, many people have taken up gardening, tested new and exciting recipes, or tried their hand at baking. Perhaps someone you know has considered sharing or selling the fruits of their labor. UF/IFAS and EDIS offer resources ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Amarat Simonne, Chris Hilliard, County Kitchen, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Geralyn Sachs, Liz Felter, Steven Von Bodungen, Tim Wilson
Raw pork being butchered at the University of Florida's meat lab.

Sous Vide Cookery: Foodservice Application for Larger, Less Tender Cuts

October 20, 2015

Meat with an abundance of connective tissue presents a certain challenge to cooks who want to make it more tender while still properly eliminating pathogens that cause foodborne illness. Sous vide cookery provides precise temperature control ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Animal Sciences Department, Chad Carr, Derek Griffing, Dwain Johnson, Foodservice, Jason Scheffler, João Neto, Kaylie Madore, Meat, Sous Vide Cooking
Chickens feeding in their coop. Photos from the Smathers Archives.

Avian Diseases Transmissible to Humans

October 19, 2015

Anyone who keeps birds, whether as pets or as production animals, should be aware that certain avian diseases can be transmitted to humans. The seriousness of the disease in humans varies with human hosts' age, overall health, and immune status ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Pests & Disease
Tags: Animal Sciences Department, Avian Diseases, Chickens, F. Ben Mather, Gary D. Butcher, Hygiene, Livestock, Major Revision, Michael A. Davis, Safety, Zoonoses

Consejos para pleanear contra desastres para gente mayor

October 9, 2015

FY1462 is the Spanish language version of FY620, Disaster Planning Tips for Older Adults. This 4-page publication offers an abundance of information pertaining to water storage and use, food, first aid, important papers, electronics, medical ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Carolyn Wilken, Disaster Preparedness And Recovery, Emily Minton, Evacuation, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Linda B. Bobroff, Older Adults, Spanish Language
Bacillus cereus bacteria

Preventing Foodborne Illness: Bacillus cereus

September 28, 2015

Ingesting foods contaminated with Bacillus cereus bacteria can lead to nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Though B. cereus is commonly found in many types of fresh and processed foods, proper cooking, handling, and storage can ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Work & Life
Tags: Food Safety, Food Science And Human Nutrition Department, Foodborne Illness, Keith R. Schneider, Rachael Silverberg, Renée Goodrich Schneider

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