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UF study shows seafood samples had no elevated contaminant levels from oil spill

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April 17, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A sampling of more than 1,000 Gulf of Mexico fish, shrimp, oysters and blue crabs taken from Cedar Key, Fla., to Mobile Bay, Ala., between 2011 to 2013, shows no elevated contaminant levels, according to a seafood safety ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Emerging Pathogens Institute, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

UF/IFAS offers “How to Start a Food Business in Florida” workshop for entrepreneurs

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April 14, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Have you been thinking of turning your grandma’s delicious cake recipe into a cake-selling business? Or maybe all your friends have told you that you should bottle your homemade organic salsa and sell it? Soo Ahn, ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

New on Featured Creatures! Australian cockroach

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April 8, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The Australian cockroach is one of several species of peridomestic cockroaches (cockroaches that live mostly outdoors, but ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cockroach, Featured Creatures, Pest Alert

Preparing for the Canning Season

February 17, 2015

In addition to planting your spring garden and reviewing the latest food safety materials, you should consider having your pressure canner gauge tested. Today’s pressure canner may have a dial gauge for indicating the pressure ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Can, Canning, Cook, Cooking, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Food Safety, Health, Healthy, Jam, Jelly, Pickled, Pickles, Preserving, Safety, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

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