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Meet the Keynote Speaker for the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Join UF/IFAS Extension at the 2018 Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference.  Participants will receive the most current recommendations on vegetable, fruit, and nut production, and much more.  You don’t want to miss the pre-conference farm tour and the opportunity to hear the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Joy Rumble, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, University …

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Updates to the Florida Cottage Food Law

Under the Cottage Food Law in the state of Florida, individuals can sell certain foods they produce in unlicensed home kitchens, if the food has a low risk of foodborne illness, as outlined in Section 500.80 of the Florida Statutes. These food products must be sold within Florida, they cannot be sold wholesale, and …

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Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?

If you are a produce farmer, you should have heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. This act, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food safety regulation in over 80 years.

The proposed produce safety rule under the FSMA is very robust, establishing the minimum …

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