Category: Food Safety

Updated Perishable Food Transportation Guidelines Now Available

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 1987 handbook published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s division of Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) received a 21st-century update thanks to a team led by University of Florida researchers. “Many people in the food… Read More

UF Scientist: Florida Crop Surveillance Network Offers State-Level Example of Proposed Global System

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing agricultural production demands and new disease threats will necessitate a global surveillance system for crop diseases, according to a new article in the journal Science. But one of the co-authors from the University of… Read More

Food Safety Questions You’ve Had at a Barbeque but Were Too Afraid to Ask

Whether you’re hosting or attending a barbecue this summer, avoid bringing foodborne illness to the party, says a University of Florida food safety expert. “You might have a good system for keeping food safe when you’re cooking at… Read More

Pressure Cooker Class Shows How to Make the Most of Popular Device

By now, you’ve probably heard someone rave about their electric pressure cooker. Able to cook food more quickly than other kitchen appliances, these devices have recently surged in popularity. Sarah Ellis noticed the enthusiasm for the devices when… Read More

UF’s Field & Fork Program, Gator Dining Services Introduce Aeroponic Tower Gardens® to Student Learning Experience

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Urban agriculture can provide healthy, local food in more populated areas through home vegetable gardens, farmer’s markets, backyard poultry, and other production methods. This growing trend has extended to the University of Florida’s Gator Dining… Read More

Food Safety a ‘Major Public Health Issue,’ Says UF/IFAS Professor Ahead of First-Ever World Food Safety Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The World Health Organization estimates that each year, 600 million people suffer from an episode of foodborne disease, or one out of every 10 global citizens. To highlight the need for safe, accessible food worldwide,… Read More

Global Handwashing Day: Old-Fashioned Soap and Water Best Way to Prevent Illness, UF Professor Says

handwashing

It’s a dirty truth: many people don’t wash their hands as often as they should. And that’s a problem when it comes to preventing disease, especially outbreaks of foodborne illness, says a University of Florida professor. “Washing your… Read More