Food Safety

Farmers Market Symposium

UF IFAS Extension is hosting the Farmers Market Symposium on Tuesday, March 8, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Learn about starting a farmers market with specific topics including food safety, multiple payment options, community gardens, and cottage food laws.  Registration includes lunch and materials. Program will be held at the Langley Bell 4-H Center, 3730 …

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Leftover Alert

It’s that time of the year! The holidays are upon us. A time when our thoughts turn to family, friends, celebrations, holiday feasts, and, yes, leftovers. Holiday meal leftovers can be just as delectable as the original feast. The challenge is after dinner, and guarding against left-out leftovers. It requires special attention to safe food …

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Moving UF/IFAS Extension Forward – Join us December 7th

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Safetacular Fall Celebrations

Fall is in the air. Cooler weather brings thoughts and plans for hayrides, carnivals, festivals, trick-or-treat, and more fun. Halloween may be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little tricky. Concerns about children’s safety whether they are out in the neighborhood or back home with bags of loot …

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September is Food Safety Month

The prime causes of foodborne illness are a collection of bacteria with tongue-twisting names.  These organisms can become unwelcome guest at potlucks, picnics, and the dinner table. They are in a wide range of foods, including meat, eggs, milk and dairy products, coconut, chocolate, seafood, and even water. Careless food handling sets the stage for …

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The Idyllic Picnic—Make It a Safe One!

It’s that time of year…Summertime! What could be more enjoyable than a summer picnic? Along the Gulf Coast all you need is a sunny day, white sand beach, and a menu to remember. However, poor planning can turn a picnic into a small disaster, so first, check the weather forecast because a rainstorm can put …

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Gulf Coast Small Farms Field Day

All commercial vegetable growers are encouraged to attend the 2015 Spring Field Day that will be held on May 29th at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research Education Center (4253 Experiment Way, Jay Florida). This year’s field day stops include high tunnel organic tomatoes, high tunnel cucumbers, watermelon variety trial, disease identification control in melons, and …

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4-H Garden to Plate Day Camp – Register Now!

  Find more information and registration forms for this and other day camp here!

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Eggcellent Food Safety Practices at Eastertime

Easter activities often include eggs. During the Spring holiday, eggs are both a decorative craft object and an inspiration for springtime fun and games, and, oh by the way, they are fun to eat too. Eggs and egg products are an important part of your diet. Although there are many myths and misconceptions about how …

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Ouch! UFOs Fell on My Foot.

Do you ever see what you think is what you’re looking for in the very back of your freezer – the freezer that resembles an archeological dig in an iceberg? As you reach for the wanted item, half of everything else falls out onto your kitchen floor? UFOs (Unidentified Frozen Objects) end up right on …

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