Cutting Food Waste While Maintaining Food Safety by Barb Ingham

Cutting Food Waste While Maintaining Food Safety Published on April 15, 2019April 15, 2019 by Barb Ingham Food safety and food waste are both major concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually – the equivalent of sickening 1 in 6 Americans […]

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Recall of Melons due to Salmonella Risk by Barb Ingham

Recall of cut melons due to Salmonella risk Published on April 13, 2019 by Barb Ingham The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a nationwide foodborne illness outbreak investigation tied to cut melons.  As of April 12, 2019, 93 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Carrau have been reported […]

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Finding Reliable Information Online by Barb Ingham

Finding reliable information online Published on April 12, 2019 by Barb Ingham It’s so often challenging to sort through all the information found online. How can a person tell if the information is from a reliable source?  And from an Extension-educator standpoint, how do we know that the information is based on credible research so […]

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No Soap And Water? Try Hand Sanitizers by Barb Ingham

No soap and water? Try hand sanitizers. Published on April 12, 2019 by Barb Ingham Washing your hands is one of the most important things you can do to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to people around you. The best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick […]

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Safe Handling of Cooked Rice by Barb Ingham

Safe handling of cooked rice Published on April 5, 2019 by Barb Ingham I received a question about the safety of reheating cooked rice. It seems that internet sites caution against reheating rice (at all), or reheating rice only once, or storing cooked rice for only 1 day before eating and/or discarding. Another site suggested […]

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Try Orange Marmalade! by Barb Ingham

Try orange marmalade! Published on April 4, 2019 by Barb Ingham Sometimes, as winter turns to spring and even before the first fruits of summer appear, thoughts turn to food preservation. One recipe to try this time of year is orange marmalade.  Citrus fruits, oranges and lemons in this recipe, are still in season and […]

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Fruit & Vegetable Safety by Barb Ingham

Fruit and Vegetable Safety Published on April 3, 2019 by Barb Ingham According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables provides important health benefits, but it’s important that you select and prepare them safely. Fruits and vegetables add nutrients to your diet that help […]

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Botulism Outbreak Linked to Home-Canned Peas by Barb Ingham

Botulism outbreak linked to home-canned peas Published on April 2, 2019 by Barb Ingham On June 6, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was notified of three related women who had arrived at a hospital four hours earlier for evaluation for acute nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, slurred […]

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Focus on Food Safety When Making Maple Syrup by Barb Ingham

Focus on Food Safety When Making Maple Syrup Published on April 1, 2019 by Barb Ingham Making maple syrup is a time-honored tradition in many parts of Wisconsin, and it is as much of an art as a science. Even though sap does run in other trees such as birch and elm in early spring, […]

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California Avocados Recalled: Possible Listeria Contamination by Barb Ingham

  Henry Avocado has issued a voluntary recall of whole avocados that were sold in bulk at retail stores in California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and New Hampshire over concerns they may be contaminated with the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled avocados have a “Bravocado” sticker on them. The recall also includes avocados which […]

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