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Keep Food Safe Blog

Elizabeth L. Andress, Ph.D., Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist, University of Georgia

Home canning—what better way to enjoy the fruits of your labor and save money? National movements to promote home canning are gaining momentum, and people are returning to home...

Tagged: Canning | Botulism

Whether it’s about microwaving, washing bagged greens, using a food thermometer, or refreezing foods, you hear a lot of things about food safety that aren’t true.

But, just in time for September’s National Food Safety Education Month, the non-profit ...

No ants, no bees, no food poisoning!  What better way to celebrate a beautiful summer day than with a picnic outside at the park, at the beach or even in your own backyard.  Here are some tips to keep your picnic perfectly safe:

Tagged: Picnic | Summer

The good news is that the National Weather Service says that competing climate factors suggest a less active hurricane season this year compared to many in recent years.  The bad news is that it doesn’t take a hurricane to knock power out.  Spring and summer storms often do it very effectively...

Questions received to USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline about grilling meat and poultry increase during spring and summer months.  In anticipation of the unofficial beginning of the summer grilling season on Memorial Day weekend, I have put together some of the most frequently asked questions that...

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