By: Kendra Zamojski and Laurie Osgood
If you lost power or your home was damaged by flooding, the food or water in your home could make you and your family sick.
Fridge and Freezer Food Safety
After only a few hours without electricity, ... READ MORE
You can’t tell by looking if your food is done cooking. Using a food thermometer not only ensures your food is properly cooked to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria, but it also prevents overcooking. Check out this video for more information:
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You have your frozen turkey. Now what? Plan ahead to be sure your bird is safe and ready to cook. Do not thaw your frozen turkey on the counter. All parts of the turkey must be kept at a safe temperature during the thawing process and cooked ... READ MORE
You get home after a busy day and now it’s time to figure out what to make for dinner. You open the pantry and the refrigerator in a search for something to make for dinner. Maybe you can’t find the right ingredients or you don’t feel ... READ MORE
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Wells Water Safety after Hurricane Michael
October 22, 2018
To be read on the air or issued in print.
After a hurricane, is your well water safe to use?
If your private well or septic system was damaged during ... READ MORE
It’s something we all hopefully learned as children and carry with us now into adulthood: washing our hands often and properly. But I’m sorry to say that we’ve probably all witnessed numerous instances of people leaving the restroom, ... READ MORE
Q. I’ve had a successful year with my vegetable garden and am looking for a class on how to safely can some of my produce. Does the Extension Office have an upcoming class that I can attend?
A. Yes. Jill Breslawski, UF/IFAS Extension Family ... READ MORE
It’s time for all the fun things that summer brings, like picnics, potlucks, and outdoor gatherings. As things heat up outside don’t forget the basic rules of food safety. Stay out of the temperature “danger zone” by keeping hot foods ... READ MORE
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Enjoy the Essence of Summer
Are you enjoying the wonderful fresh flavors of summer? I love this time of year when “fresh from the garden” produce is readily available!! Yum! Squash, beans, peas, ... READ MORE
Preserve the Essence of Summer! Learn simple ways to save the season's bountiful harvest and capture the fresh flavors of summer! This will include water bath, pressure canning and dehydrating.
Friday, June 15th
10 a.m.-12 noon
Cost: ... READ MORE