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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

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 UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

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Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Hurricane Season: Are You Prepared with Enough Food and Drinking Water?


June 7, 2019

We have experienced firsthand the severity of hurricanes and how they can interrupt access to food, drinking water and electricity for days, if not longer. Now is the time to make sure you have a plentiful supply of drinking water and food ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Emergency Food Supply, Emergency Water Supply, Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Preparedness
Food Safety

Food Safety Mistakes Can Be Hazardous To Your Health


May 24, 2019

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 chill ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Food Safety, Food Thermometer, Foodborne Illness, Gal, Mistakes, Nancy Gal, Proper Food Temperature, Recipes For Disaster, Refrigerator Cleaning, Storing Meat, Temperature Danger Zone, Thawing Foods, Undercooking, Washing Meat, When In Doubt Throw It Out
Cat on Kitchen Counter

Protect Your Family from Illness – Clean and Sanitize Your Kitchen


April 15, 2019

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 the kitchen is a key ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Bleach, Campylobacter, Food Prep, Foodborne Illness, Gal, Illness Risk In Infants And Elderly, Kitchen Prep, Nancy Gal, Norovirus, Pathogens, Salmonella, Sanitizing

Keep Your Eye on Potatoes


September 15, 2018

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Anthocyanins, Antioxidants, Carotenoids, Colorful Mashed Potato Recipe, Dietary Fiber, Good Health, Green Potatoes, Nutrients, Potassium, Potato, Vegetable, Vitamin C

Are Slow Cookers Safe?


August 1, 2018

Absolutely, as long as they are used properly. A slow cooker is a small electric countertop appliance that cooks food at a low temperature, usually between 170° and 280° F. for several hours. The principles of slow cooking involve direct ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Work & Life

Convenience Foods – Cook it Safe


June 15, 2018

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 give a second thought to read and follow ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Convenience Foods, Conventional Oven, Cooking Temperature, Cooking Times, Food Preparation, Food Safety, Microwave Cooking, Microwave Oven, Ready-to-eat, Safe Cooking, Warming Foods

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