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Blog Archives 2018

Have you ever opened a package from the grocery store to find that something wasn’t right about it, and then wondered who to call to report a problem?  The company’s toll-free number, the grocery store that sold it, or someone else? If that product involves meat, poultry, or a...

Tagged: Hotline

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...

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