In this Issue:
  • September is Food Safety Month
  • Store it Right
  • It’s Picnic Time
  • Grilling Foods: Keep Your Family Safe
  • Mind Your Milk
  • “Egg”cellent Food Safety Tips for Your Holiday
  • Holiday Food Prep FAQs
  • Leftover Alert
  • Kids: After-School Snacking and Food Safety Tips
  • Let’s Keep Grilling, but Safely!
  • Food Safety

    September is Food Safety Month

    September is National Food Safety Month. However, food safety should be practiced every day of the year and for every meal and/or snack. We live in a busy society. We are always in a rush to do and to go to whatever we have planned.

    When it comes to our food, we need to …

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    Store it Right

     

    Does lettuce turn brown and slimy in your refrigerator? Is that two-year-old frozen turkey still safe to eat?  Should you dispose of that slightly moldy cheese?  “When in doubt throw it out” is definitely a safe practice to follow.  However, throwing food out is like throwing money away.  A few simple guidelines …

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    It’s Picnic Time

    Picnics are a great opportunity for families to enjoy the great outdoors. It provides time to experience special bonding while enjoying the fresh air and delicious food. However, we should always be cautious of food borne illness.

    Let’s keep food and your family safe from the start! Whether the foods are from home, a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/07/17/its-picnic-time/

    Grilling Foods: Keep Your Family Safe

    Did you know that the majority of people grill on July 4th (82%), followed by Birthdays (72%), Labor Day (70%), Memorial Day (62%) and the Super Bowl (30%)? Grilling is an all-time favorite for many households and now that the weather is warming, more families are using their grills to prepare family meals.

    Enjoy …

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    Mind Your Milk

    “Milk and milk products provide a wealth of nutrition benefits.  But raw milk can harbor dangerous microorganisms that can pose serious health risks to you and your family.  According to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 1993 and 2006, more than 1,500 people in the United States became …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/05/19/mind-your-milk/

    “Egg”cellent Food Safety Tips for Your Holiday

    It seems that everywhere you look, an egg hunt is being advertised, egg dye kits are on every corner in the store, and the Internet is a-buzz with cool decorating ideas. Keep in mind this season that this fun family activity could turn rotten if you forget food safety.

    Outbreaks of foodborne …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/03/11/eggcellent-food-safety-tips-for-your-holiday/

    Holiday Food Prep FAQs

    Have questions about safely preparing your holiday meal? Refer to this quick reference for answers to common questions this time of year:


    Q. Approximately how long should you allow for thawing a frozen turkey in the refrigerator?

    A. 24 hours per each 4 – 5 pounds of turkey. In it’s original wrapper, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/11/27/holiday-food-prep-faqs/

    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 …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/10/28/leftover-alert/

    Kids: After-School Snacking and Food Safety Tips

    Are your kids famished when they get home from school? Kids often hit the kitchen right when they get home and begin the search for something to eat. After being at school all day, it’s inevitable they will bring a host of germs into the house (and into the kitchen). These germs, or microorganisms, can …

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    Let’s Keep Grilling, but Safely!

    Summer brings on the craving to grill and that craving continues through the year! Millions of Americans will enjoy grilling as they gather with family and friends. Whether grilling outdoors or indoors, safe food handling is always important.

    When shopping, pick up cold foods such as meat and poultry just before you checkout. Put these …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/07/25/lets-keep-grilling-but-safely/

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