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Why Produce Farmers Should be Concerned about Food Safety

Producers, processors, and distributors must adhere to federal guidelines and procedures to keep the food we eat clean and safe. Photo credit: Evan Anderson The United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, and it’s no coincidence. A lot of work has been put into developing rules that producers, processors, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/21/why-produce-farmers-should-be-concerned-about-food-safety/

Florida’s “Enhanced Child Passenger Safety Law” – What Do You Need to Know?

There’s a new law in Florida – and although it’s far from comprehensive, it’s designed to better protect our kids. As of January 1, 2015, Florida law requires that all children riding in vehicles must use a safety seat until their 6th birthday. This means that kids who are 4- or 5-years-old and were previously …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/30/floridas-enhanced-child-passenger-safety-law-what-do-you-need-to-know/

Public Opinion of Food Safety Webinar December 17

What are the food safety actions that Floridians do and do not practice?  What food safety issues are Floridians concerned about?  What do people think about the safety of organic or local food?  The Public Opinion of Food Safety Webinar will focus on the results of the University of Florida’s Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) recent …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/13/public-opinion-of-food-safety-webinar-december-17/

KIDS DON’T FLOAT: Swimming Pool Safety

Going to the beach or pool is a popular summer activity but did you know a child can drown in as little as one inch of water?  Drowning is usually quick and silent.  A child will lose consciousness two minutes after submersion, with irreversible brain damage occurring should the child survive.  According to the Consumer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/09/kids-dont-float-swimming-pool-safety/

GAPs Food Safety Training January 30th

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training: Food Safety and the USDA Audit January 30, 2014, 9:00am-2:00pm CST Washington County Ag Center Fresh produce farmers can learn how to develop a Food Safety Record Book to help pass a USDA Farm Audit so they can sell to WalMart and other retailers which require Food Safety Certification.  Attendees …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/25/gaps-food-safety-training-january-30th/

Comment Deadline November 15 for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Local vegetables offered for sale. Image Credit Matthew Orwat The comment period for proposed FDA food safety regulations as mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is rapidly closing. November 15 is the deadline. Panhandle fruit and vegetable growers and processors both large and small need to be aware of and comment on any proposed changes. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/09/comment-deadline-november-15-for-food-safety-modernization-act-fsma-2/

Comment Deadline November 15 for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Local vegetables offered for sale. Image Credit Matthew Orwat The comment period for proposed FDA food safety regulations as mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is rapidly closing. November 15 is the deadline. Panhandle fruit and vegetable growers and processors both large and small need to be aware of and comment on any proposed changes. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/09/comment-deadline-november-15-for-food-safety-modernization-act-fsma/

Easter Egg Safety

Dye one set of eggs for hiding and another set for eating. If an Easter egg hunt is on your calendar for the holiday weekend, follow these tips for safe, quality hard cooked eggs.  Dr. Amy Simonne, University of Florida/IFAS Food Safety Specialist, recommends choosing Grade A or AA eggs with clean, uncracked shells.  Store …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/25/easter-egg-safety-2/

Food Safety for Your Farm

The release of the new Food Safety Modernization Act proposed guidelines in January 2013(http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FSMA/ucm334120.htm )has many producers wondering, “How do I make my farm food safety compliant?”. While specific handling protocols are still coming from researchers at various University’s across the country, planning the transition for food safety compliance is relatively simple. The following three …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/06/food-safety-for-your-farm/

Make Home Safety a Year-Round Priority

What you don’t know can hurt you.  “I didn’t know.”  In these words lies the story of countless deaths and injuries in countless homes. About one-half of the accidental deaths of children occur in the home— from falls, suffocation/choking, scalding, poisoning, and burning.  Elderly persons, likewise, are subject to greater dangers because of infirmities and impaired …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/24/make-home-safety-a-year-round-priority/

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