Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – November 10

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – November 10

The UF/IFAS Extension Food Safety Team will be hosting a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Training on Thursday, November 10, 2021 in Monticello, FL. The training will begin at 8:00 AM ET at the UF/IFAS Jefferson County Extension Office located at 2729 W. Washington Hwy...
Making Wheat and Peanuts Less Allergenic

Making Wheat and Peanuts Less Allergenic

Source:  Adityarup “Rup” Chakravorty, Crop Science Society of America – Science News The United States Department of Agriculture identifies a group of “big eight” foods that causes 90% of food allergies. Among these foods are wheat and peanuts. ...
Friday Feature:  Preventing Peanut Allergies

Friday Feature: Preventing Peanut Allergies

At the recent Florida Peanut Producer’s Banquet, a representative from the National Peanut Board shared what they are doing to help prevent peanut allergies.  Peanut allergies have been a major concern of the industry for some time.  According to the National...
Friday Feature:  Defining GMOs in Food

Friday Feature: Defining GMOs in Food

This week’s featured video was published by Iowa State University to help explain what genetically modified organisms or GMOs are and why these crops are used.  This is a very controversial topic, with contrasting points of view trying to inform consumers about...
Water Source Recommendations for Food Safety

Water Source Recommendations for Food Safety

Supplemental water is necessary for good crop yields in fruit and vegetable production. Water quality is equally as important as water quantity when it comes to fruit and vegetable production. Unfortunately, water can transport harmful microorganisms from adjacent...