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Category: Food Safety

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More

Food Safety Mistakes Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Food Safety

Food Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility. Consumers need to be mindful of the importance of handling food properly to reduce risk of foodborne illness.  Practicing the four basic steps to food safety  – clean, separate, cook, and… Read More

Protect Your Family from Illness – Clean and Sanitize Your Kitchen

Cat on Kitchen Counter

No doubt about it, because the kitchen is the main place for food preparation and eating, it is the hot spot for all types of pathogens (disease-causing microorganisms) that can cause foodborne illness.  Cleanliness in… Read More

Keep Your Eye on Potatoes

Potatoes are one of America’s most popular vegetables.  Whether baked, boiled, microwaved, steamed or fried, they are a favorite complement to most any meal.  They are delicious and nutrient-dense, containing essential nutrients important for good… Read More

Convenience Foods – Cook it Safe

When it’s time to eat, many people reach for convenience foods such as a frozen meal or container of soup.  They typically pop it in the microwave or conventional oven to “warm up.”  They never… Read More