Each year, consumers eat millions of oysters worldwide, with a significant number of the mollusks grown in the Gulf of Mexico. While illness from eating oysters is rare, it can be fatal. Here, Razieh Farzad, a UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant seafood ... READ MORE
Misconceptions about Electric Pressure Cookers
There are many misconceptions about electric pressure cookers. Pressure cookers became a popular kitchen appliance in the 1950’s and were commonly used to can home-grown produce. Unfortunately, ... READ MORE
Food and Resource Economics associate professor Di Fang will be using agricultural economic research to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food insecurity and nutritional outcomes for those using Supplemental Nutritional Assistance ... READ MORE
As the days of summer come and go, the reminders keep popping up that it's that time again. The fall semester is starting soon.
Even before the challenges of this particular era, navigating university life in a different city could be daunting. ... READ MORE
Have you ever had a foodborne illness? Would you know if you had?
Foodborne illness symptoms can mimic the flu, with upset stomach, fever and diarrhea as common issues. So, it's important to note that we are all vulnerable and anyone can ... READ MORE
In the last blog post, we discussed how prevalent are foodborne illnesses, the populations especially vulnerable to this issue. In this post, we will discuss some safe food-handling practices while we are at the grocery store.
Sometimes, ... READ MORE
Let's all WELCOME our new Wakulla County
Extension Agriculture, Horticulture Agent Khadejah Scott!
MEET OUR NEW VALUABLE TEAM MEMBER
The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office team are all excited to announce our much-requested ... READ MORE
I imagine that, lately, one of the most frequent thoughts in people’s minds, when they walk through a supermarket, is the steep increase in prices. But, before prices started soaring because of inflation, the war in Ukraine, and some corporate ... READ MORE
In my last blog, we celebrated World Food Safety Day (June 07) and listed out the four food safety practices: CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK, and CHILL. This blog will focus on keeping things CLEAN, and some everyday habits that you can incorporate into ... READ MORE
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