Category: Food Safety

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

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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

Prepare for Hurricane Season with Plenty of Non-Perishable Foods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There’s nothing like trying to eat when the refrigerator and kitchen lights don’t work. That’s what some will face this hurricane season. University of Florida experts urge everyone to stock up on non-perishable food so… Read More

4-H youth win college scholarships for grilling flair

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The smell of cooking meat wafted through the covered patio at the UF/IFAS Extension Straughn Professional Development Center last Saturday as 30 youth crouched over charcoal grills, brushing on glazes and checking internal temperatures. Meanwhile,… Read More

UF/CALS student, professor conduct food safety training in Ethiopia

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Taylor Langford spent her first trip outside the United States in Adama, Ethiopia training 20 veterinarians and butchers from across the country how to safely prepare meat for their customers and family members. This is… Read More

UF expert: Protect your family from foodborne illness during hurricane season

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  by Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protect your family from foodborne illness during hurricane season by following research-based guidelines and common sense, urges a University of Florida food safety expert. As part of Hurricane Irma recovery, take… Read More

UF expert: Keep healthy eating in mind when preparing for hurricanes

By Tom Nordlie Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Last-minute grocery shoppers should keep healthy eating in mind when preparing for Hurricane Irma, says a nutrition expert with the University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More