Free Program Announcement: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

The Winnebago County UW-Extension office runs a free program titled Grandparents Raising Grandchildren that is open to the public, and we would like to announce our upcoming support group meeting on February 21, 2019 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at the J.P. Coughlin Center in Oshkosh. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is a program where grandparents and other […]

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Canned Fruits and Vegetables are a Good Choice

The majority of Americans do not consume enough fruits and vegetables.  In fact, only 33% of Americans consume the recommended amount of fruits and only 27% consume the recommended amount of vegetables.  A study shows that canned fruits and vegetables can help bridge the dietary gap. Popular media often emphasizes the point that only fresh fruits and […]

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Holiday Baking: Say NO to Raw Dough!

It’s the season for holiday baking, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) warns consumers not to consume raw dough this holiday season or at any other time of the year.  When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes, or even bread, you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is fully cooked.  Steer […]

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To Eat or Not to Eat: Decorative Products on Foods Can be Unsafe

Edible glitter cake balls Baking fancy cookies and cakes for the holidays?  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants you to know that some glitters and dusts promoted for use in foods may, in fact, contain materials that should not be eaten.  Many decorative glitters and dusts are sold over the Internet and in craft and bakery […]

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Welcome our New Community Resource Educator ~ Mia Ljung!

Mia Ljung is the new Community Development Educator, shared between Outagamie and Winnebago Counties.  Mia is a community organizer and planner that brings a wide range of professional experience from community development, administration, and local government planning and zoning to the position.  Her recent work experience is with Outagamie County Land Service Department, GoodWill Grows, […]

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Canned Corn Recall: Botulism Risk

Del Monte Foods has recalled more than 64,000 cases of canned corn that was not properly processed, which can result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens that can lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.  Botulism is the illness of greatest concern linked to this recall. Del Monte Foods failed to adequately heat the product during manufacture; such “under-processing” could […]

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More Lettuce Recalled

The California farm linked to a nationwide outbreak of illnesses tied to E. coli O157:H- contaminated romaine lettuce has issued an expanded recall.  Adam Brothers Farming Inc of Santa Maria, California has recalled red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and cauliflower harvested this year from November 27 through November 30, as the product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.  Romaine lettuce is not on this recall […]

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Keep Black Friday for Shopping by Handling Thanksgiving Leftovers Safely

No one wants to have to have holiday time with family and friends overshadowed by a foodborne illness, especially after the Thanksgiving day feast.  There are some easy steps to keeping the ‘happy’ in holidays: Keep food out of the Danger Zone: Bacteria grow rapidly between the temperatures of 40°F and 140°F.  That is what […]

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You’ve got the right stuff(ing)! Tips to handle stuffing with care.

Stuffing is a big favorite around the Thanksgiving holiday. Regionally in the U.S., it’s called by various names: stuffing, filling, or dressing.  The ingredients used in stuffing are often regional as well.  Usually based on a bread mixture, other ingredients such as grains, pasta, fruits, vegetables, shellfish, sausage, giblets, and nuts are also used.  Stuffing […]

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