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How to Prevent Salmonella Infection

How to Prevent Salmonella Infection

Salmonella bacteria can be found in many different places and in a variety of animal species. Salmonella can most frequently be found in foods such as raw meats, particularly poultry. It can also be transferred to soil, water, and… Read More

Vaccinating Small Poultry Flocks

Commercial poultry is typically vaccinated, but small flock owners rarely vaccinate their birds for a variety of reasons: vaccines are too expensive, the owners are unaware disease is present, or they don’t know where to purchase vaccines. If… Read More

All about Cranberries

Cranberries

Cranberries are well known for being the sweet, delicious accompaniment to a Thanksgiving turkey, but not much else is commonly known about this berry. They have a unique planting process, are versatile in recipes, and provide ample nutritional benefits.

Eat Local: Lettuce

Locally grown foods boost the local economy, introduce the community to agriculture, and protect natural resources. Plus, they are fresher than foods that travel many miles. Even though eating local isn’t always an option, Florida does offer a… Read More

Keep It Clean: Kitchen Appliances

Although your kitchen may look clean, it can harbor harmful bacteria that can cause colds, foodborne illnesses, and more. If you clean your kitchen appliances routinely, however, you can rid your kitchen of bacteria and keep you and… Read More

Chill! Or, How to Safely Thaw a (Thanksgiving) Turkey

By Dr. Maria Rometo Extension Agent II Thanksgiving is right around the corner, along with all the holiday planning of meals and guest lists. But how do you safely thaw that frozen turkey you purchased a few weeks… Read More

Keep It Clean: Washing Raw Foods

You may wonder whether you need to wash raw foods before you prepare them. While it’s true that certain foods should be washed before they’re eaten, washing other types of foods isn’t recommended. Learn the do’s and don’ts… Read More

Food Expiration Dates

Here’s a rundown of what “Sell-by,” “Best if Used By (or Before),” and “Use-By” dates mean, so you can enjoy your favorite foods longer and reduce food waste. More…