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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