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Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic

There are few things more iconic during summer than a picnic.  There’s just something fresh and fun about sharing a meal in the park or at the beach with family and friends.  But just because you’re enjoying the warm, gentle breeze doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind.  By following a few simple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/28/food-safety-tips-for-the-perfect-summer-picnic/

Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards

If you are a farmer, you have most likely heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. If you are not a farmer, you probably do not know that food safety regulations are going through a big change. The FSMA, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/12/farmers-prepare-for-the-new-food-safety-standards/

February is National Snack Food Month

February has been designated National Snack Month by the Snack Food Association of America, and the National Potato Promotion Board. As Americans, the one thing that we can all agree on is our love of snacks. Snack sales in the United States top $ 60 Billion annually. The snack foods that we tend to reach …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/14/february-is-national-snack-food-month/

Farm Food Safety Certification Training – February 13

A Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is scheduled for Monday, February 13 at the Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna, FL.  The PSA Grower Training curriculum is approved by the FDA to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Who Should Attend? – Fruit and vegetable growers with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/06/farm-food-safety-certification-training-february-13/

Things You Should Know About Farm Food Safety

It seems like years ago that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, but it was actually 2011.  With a new congress convening this week, and the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump on January 20th, the outlook for FSMA is unpredictable.  Whatever the future may hold, there are a number of important food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/06/things-you-should-know-about-farm-food-safety/

Firespikes for Fall Color and Hummingbird Food

Looking to add something to brighten your landscape this autumn?   Firespike (Odontonema strictum) is a prolific fall bloomer with red tubular flowers that are very popular with hummingbirds and butterflies.  It’s glossy dark green leaves make an attractive large plant that will grow quite well in dense shade to partial sunlight.  In frost-free areas firespike …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/08/firespikes-for-fall-color-and-hummingbird-food/

Alabama Food Safety Training November 3

The Mobile County Extension Office will be hosting a Food Safety Training Class on Thursday, November 3 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  The Class will be held at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center, 8300 State Highway 104, Fairhope, AL 36532. The class will be conducted by Produce Safety Alliance trainers and will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/21/alabama-food-safety-training-november-3/

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 make …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/28/september-is-food-safety-month/

Every Food Group Every Day

What’s the best way to enjoy a variety of the nutrients and other substances needed for good health? Eat from every food group every day. Foods are put into food groups because they provide key nutrients, in about the same amounts. For example, the milk, yogurt, and cheese in the Dairy Group provide about the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/29/every-food-group-every-day/

Food Safety Workshop: “Building Your Farm Food Safety Manual” March 24

Food Safety Workshop: “Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual” Thursday, March 24 ● 9:15 AM – 5:00 PM UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County 1169 E. Hwy 90  Bonifay, FL 32425 ONLINE REGISTRATION If you plan to develop a Food Safety Program for your fruit and/or vegetable farming operations, field or greenhouse, this one day workshop …

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