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Use Infant Formula Before It Expires

We encourage consumers to use ‘Best By’ dates on food and beverage packaging as a guide to decision-making, knowing that these dates are applied to food packages as indicators of quality, not safety.  Most food products are not even required to carry a ‘best by’ or ‘best if used by’ date.  The exception to this […]

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April Rent Smart Workshop Available!

Register today for our next Rent Smart workshop: April 2nd and 9th (Thursdays) 6:00pm – 8:30pm Neenah Public Library Registration Deadline: March 26th (Thursday)   Rent Smart is a FREE program that provides practical education to help people looking for rental housing find, get, and keep suitable housing. This program focuses on the knowledge and […]

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Give Canned Fruits and Vegetables a Try

February is National Canned Food Month and in the midst of winter it can be pleasant to think about gardening and the food preservation that awaits later this year.  What do we know about canned fruits and vegetables that we find on the grocery shelf?  Are they a good choice for stocking your pantry?  Here are some fun […]

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New Resource for Caregivers Available!

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is excited to announce the launching of their Kinship Navigator Portal! The portal can be used by any relative caregiver throughout the state to identify services and resources available to them based on their specific caregiving situation. Caregivers will be asked to answer a set of questions specific […]

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Fox Cities Youth Advocacy Network 2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule of Thursday Meetings and Presenters January 9: Topic:  Stress Management and Wellness focus (adults) Presenter:  Kristina Schutlz, YMCA Fox Cities February 13: Topic:  Trafficking in the Fox Valley Presenter:  Kris Pierce with 5-Stones, and representative from Grand Chute Police Dept. March 12: Summer Opportunities for Youth:  Networking discussion of youth-serving organizations sharing information about summer activities […]

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What’s Up with Lettuce?

Federal officials have connected some of the dots in their investigation of three concurrent outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce in late 2019.  A total of 167 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 were confirmed from 27 states.  Illnesses started on dates ranging from Sept. 20 to Dec. 21, 2019.  Ill people ranged in age from […]

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Sandwich Recalls Hits Wisconsin

Prepared sandwiches are being recalled by Lipari Foods because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  The sandwiches were distributed in 15 states.  No illnesses have been reported to date in relation to this recall. All Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches with best-by dates through Feb. 6 are included in the recall.  Anyone with any of […]

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Microwave Food Safety – An Illustration of the Risks

To add insult to injury, food safety colleagues in Australia are not only dealing with bush fires, but also an outbreak of illness linked to Salmonella from frozen microwave meals.  Nearly 90 people across Australia have become sick in an outbreak linked to Core Powerfoods frozen meals. What we know: Salmonella and other pathogens will not grow in frozen foods. Salmonella and other […]

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Microwave Food Safety

Image source: eatright.org Microwaves play an increasingly important role in getting meals on the table, but special care must be taken so that microwaved food is safe to eat.  Let’s look at some tips for cooking safely in a microwave oven. Is it safe to eat microwaved food?  Yes!  Microwaves are very short (micro) radio waves […]

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