All along the food chain, from farm to food companies to our local grocery stores and restaurants, following food safety regulations helps to minimize the risks of a foodborne illness. But, it shouldn't stop there. We, too, need to follow these ... READ MORE
In our last blog post on the four elements of basic food safety practices—CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK and CHILL—we discussed how to SEPARATE food and items to avoid illness-causing cross-contamination. Now, let's talk about COOKing foods to their ... READ MORE
As we continue the discussion of World Food Safety Day, we turn our attention to another cornerstone of basic food safety practices: SEPARATE.
As a quick recap, the four elements to basic food safety are: CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK and CHILL. ... READ MORE
The idea of people as "creatures of habit" is a familiar one. What can happen when a major source of daily routine and structure is disrupted?
"Coping with Stress during a Job Loss," an Ask IFAS publication from the UF/IFAS Department of ... READ MORE
World Food Safety Day might be right around the corner (June 7), but it's a good idea to be aware every day of how we handle our food.
That's not necessarily the case for many. As evidence, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ... READ MORE
Saturated Fats, Trans Fats and your Heart
Reading time: ~ 5 minutes
What are saturated fats?
Saturated fats are solid at room temperature and are primarily found in larger quantities in animal foods and some plant foods like coconut ... READ MORE
Estate planning sounds like something for the wealthy. The truth, adults of all income levels need an estate plan. An estate plan enables your wishes to be carried out on issues such health care, transfer of assets, and care for dependents. ... READ MORE
My name is Sean MacWilliam, and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. ... READ MORE
Today, June 3rd is the United Nations World Bicycle Day. Being an extremely passionate cyclist, I decided to write a blog post to share, not only the benefits that riding a bike has brought to my life, but the positive impact it can have on ... READ MORE
We have officially entered the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30. To help prepare, consumers can purchase qualifying supplies exempt from tax during the 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.
The sales ... READ MORE