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Engaging in Food Safety Behaviors Does Matter


February 8, 2022

There has been a renewed emphasis on food safety, handwashing, and other personal hygiene practices with the COVID-19 pandemic. Foodborne illness has been known for years to affect an estimated 48 million people each year with approximately ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Bacteria Can Spread Through Cross Contamination, Broward County, Chill, Clean, Cook, Cook Food To A Safe Internal Temperature, Covid-19, Food Borne Illness Reduced, Food Safety, Food Safety Matters, Food Safety; Cutting Boards, Food Thermometer, Foodborne Illness, Handwashing, Keep The Incidence Of Food Borne Illness Low, Personal Hygiene, Separate

Cut the Risk From Your Cutting Boards


January 28, 2022

The use of cutting boards during meal prep is a common practice when engaging in culinary techniques like cutting, slicing, dicing, and chopping. Cutting board options nowadays range from wood to nonporous surfaces such as plastic, glass, marble, ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Campylobacter, Chill, Chopping, Clean, Cleaning, Cook, Cross-contamination, Cut The Risk From Your Cutting Board, Cutting, Cutting Board, Dicing, Food And Illness, Food Safety; Cutting Boards, Food Scientists, Food Vehicle, Foodborne Illness, Harmful Bacteria, Meal Prep, Prevent Cross Contamination, Salmonella, Sanitizing, Separate, Sick, Slicing

Protect your ornamental plants from cold damage


January 27, 2022

Very cold weather is expected to hit south Florida beginning this weekend. Freezing temperatures and wind chills in the 20s are possible for a large portion of southern Florida. What Could Happen to your Plants if Temperatures Drop Below ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2022, Agriculture, Chill, Cold, Florida, Freeze, Horticulture, Nursery, Ornamental, Weather, Winter

New study shows why strawberries must keep (their) cool


February 16, 2021

Right about now, if you eat a Florida strawberry, odds are it’s going to taste oh-so-good. That’s no accident. Strawberries are in season, and those you see at the grocery store should be shipped and stocked at the right temperature, says ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Antioxidants, Chill, Cold Chain, Harvest, Horticultural Sciences, Jeff Brecht, Market, Refrigeration, Shipping, Strawberries, Supply Chain, Temperatures

Keep Food Safety in Mind at Your Super Bowl Party


February 4, 2021

Authors: Brenda Marty Jimenez, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Agent IV Amarat Simonne, Ph.D. UF/IFAS Extension, Professor and Extension Specialist   The Super Bowl may look a little different this year being that it is going ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Bacteria, Basic Food Safety Principles: Clean, Broward County, Chill, Cook, Double Dipping, Eating For Good Health, Florida, Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Hand Washing, Handwashing, Keep Food Safety In Mind, No Double Dipping, Pandemic, Separate, Super Bowl, Super Bowl Foods, UF/IFAS Solutions

Food Safety Tip: Do Not Wash Raw Chicken


January 21, 2021

If you have seen it written in any cookbook or have read materials out there telling you to wash raw chicken, it is a dangerous practice and it is the wrong thing to do, according to the latest research. FOOD SAFETY When teaching food safety ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bacteria, Campylobacter, Chicken Juices, Chill, Clean, Cook, Cooking Chicken, Do Not Wash Raw Chicken, Food Poisoning, Food Protection, Food Safety, Harmful Germs, Kill Germs By Cooking Not Washing, Microbes, Prevent Foodborne Illness, Recommendation About Washing Chicken, Research, Salmonella, Separate, Should I Wash Raw Chicken?, Splashing Of Chicken Juices, Washing Chicken, What Internal Temperature Should I Cook Chicken To?, When In Doubt Throw It Out

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