Follow BQA Guidelines When Treating and Selling Cows

Follow BQA Guidelines When Treating and Selling Cows

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist  Summer time often brings a few infectious ailments to beef cows.  Common problems include eye infections and foot rot.  Treatment of affected cows will often involve the use of antibiotics. In...
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...
Updates to the Florida Cottage Food Law

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...
Friday Feature:  The Gluten Free Issue

Friday Feature: The Gluten Free Issue

David Schechter is a news reporter for WFAA News in Dallas Texas who likes to get answers to questions people have on hot topics through video segments he calls Verify.  This week’s featured video was a Verify segment David produced on the Gluten Free craze...
Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

Last summer the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 611 people from 45 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of May 2017, 372 people from 47 states have gotten sick from Salmonella infections related to...