Tips for Grilling Out Safely

Each year, thousands of people fire up their grills, stoke up the coals and break out the steaks for the start of barbecuing season. Grilling is one of the best “no muss, no fuss” food preparation methods. It’s also a low-fat preparation method and has natural flavoring properties. Although most of the time you’ll be […]

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Preserving Wisconsin’s Harvest

A Lunchtime Learning Series regarding food safety and food preservation is being held at UW-Extension La Crosse County. It is a webinar-based session every Monday from Noon to 1 p.m. and registration is required. To learn about the topics and how to register, please click “Read More”.

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Consumers’ Food Safety Questions Focus of New UW-Extension Website

Ever have questions about the safety of food you preserve at home or items you purchase at the store? Now you can find answers—and the latest food preservation and safety tips—from a new UW-Extension online resource. “Safe and Healthy: Preserving Food at Home” (http://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/) is a new website that covers topics ranging from safe canning of tomatoes and other garden produce to how to respond to a food recall. For more information about this resource, please click “Read More”.

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Food Borne Illness Updates

E. coli O157:H7:

It isn’t often that public health officials can tie a food borne illness outbreak, especially one linked to E. coli O157:H7, to improper hand washing. However, it appears that this is the case with 13(+) individuals who have become ill in Green County since July. To read the full article, please click “read more”.

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Keep food safety in mind when shopping at farmers’ markets

One of the pleasures of summer for many people is shopping at the local farmers’ market. In fact, it’s becoming a habit for growing numbers of Americans. While farmers’ markets offer food at the peak of freshness, even fresh produce can be a source for foodborne illness. That’s why it’s important to carefully select and handle fresh produce that you purchase. To view the full article, please click “read more”.

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