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Hurricane Preparedness: Key Foods to Keep in Stock

July 12, 2024

With hurricane season well under way, it’s important to remember to plan ahead. Before a storm hits, you want to be sure that you have non-perishable food items on hand. These items do not need to be refrigerated and are safe to eat if you ... READ MORE

Category: , Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Work & Life
Tags: Family And Consumer Sciences, Food Safety, Hurricane Prep, Ocextension, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

UF study reveals environmental impact of artificial sweeteners

July 8, 2024

The human body’s inability to break down sucralose, an artificial sweetener found in many zero-calorie food and drink products, is well established by scientific research. The compound is so stable that it escapes wastewater treatment processing ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Algae, Amelia Westmoreland, Aquatic Biology, Aquatic Environment, Artificial Sweetener, Bacteria, Biology, Cyanobacteria, Diatom, Ecosystem, Envionrmental, Environment, Environmental Impact, Environmental Impacts, Food Chain, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Marine, Megan Winslow, Microbial Communities, Microbial Respiration, Nutrient, Photosynthesis, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sucralose, Tracey Schafer, UF, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida, Wastewater, Water And Ecosystem Sciences Department, Whitney Laboratory For Marine Bioscience, Zero-calorie

New statewide Extension agent will teach stakeholders about food safety

June 26, 2024

Growing up in rural Douglas, Georgia (pop. 11,000), Stephanie Brown actively participated in Future Farmers of America. She also liked to watch cooking shows on TV, and she enjoyed science. But she wasn’t sure how to combine food with science. Flash ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety
Tags: Entrepreneurs, Food Industry, Food Safety Modernization Act, Food Science, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, State Specialized Agent, Stephanie Brown, UF IFAS Extension
There is an image of a picnic table with red and white checkerboard table cloth. On the tablecloth from left to right there is an image of a pitcher of lemonade, red blue and red stacks of cups, a drinking bottle that says lets grill, a bowl of pickles, a plate of hamburger buns, a platter of veggie kabobs, a bowl of salsa, a plate of hot dog buns, a squeeze container of both mustard and ketchup and a paper basket with paper and food in it.

Safe Picnics and Barbecues: Protect your Outdoor Meals from Bacteria

May 24, 2024

The warmth of the sun, the singing of birds, and the aroma of grilled food remind us that it's time for picnics and barbecues. But did you know that it's crucial to keep your food safe from bacteria while enjoying it outdoors? Additionally, ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cook, Cool, Eating, Food, Grilling, Handwashing, Health, Kabobs, Nutrition, Outdoors, Picnic, Safety, Separate, Vegetables
Part of a purple circle with white streaks inside, oyster | Food Science and Human Nutrition UF/IFAS

Are Cooked Oysters Really Safe? Examining Thermal Inactivation of Human Norovirus in Oyster Tissues

May 13, 2024

Welcome to Samantha Dicker, the latest guest in our FSHN Research Journeys series, which follows graduate students' research in the Food Science and Human Nutrition program at The University of Florida. Samantha is a food science master's ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Dr. Naim Montazeri, Food Safety, Food Science, Food-science-research, FSHN Research Journeys, Graduate Research, Graduate Student Research, Human Norovirus, Norovirus, Oyster, Oysters, Research, Research Journeys, Research-journeys-food-science, Research-journeys-food-science-ms, Samantha Dicker

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