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Keep Children Safe This Halloween

AUBURN, Ala.- It is almost time for Halloween. Soon, children will be roaming neighborhoods, trick-or-treating to see what types of candy they can get. With this fun comes a great deal of risks for children. There are many food and clothing safety precautions that parents and homeowners should take before planning trick or treat adventures. “The excitement of both children ... Read More »

Food Safety Before and After the Storm

AUBURN, Alabama. – As Alabamians gear up for Hurricane Michael’s impact, they need to be savvy about food safety when the power goes out and if in-house flooding occurs. When you Lose Power More than likely, many people will lose power in their homes sometime during the storm. The power may be out for several hours or for days, depending ... Read More »

Produce Safety Alliance Training Workshops Continue

AUBURN, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will continue conducting Produce Safety Alliance training workshops in October and November. A new produce safety rule focusing on setting the first-ever federal regulatory standards for production, harvest and handling of fruits and vegetables will subject growers to inspection by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. The ... Read More »

Frying Your Turkey Safely This Holiday Season

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AUBURN, Ala. — In recent years, more holiday chefs have stepped away from roasting the main course and are now frying the turkey. However, using a deep fryer can be extremely dangerous. Use this safety checklist when preparing and frying your turkey. Plan ahead. Allow enough time to thaw the turkey completely. It can take longer than you expect. According ... Read More »

Thawing Your Thanksgiving Turkey

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AUBURN, Ala. —Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching. One of the biggest problems cooks face is how to properly thaw their turkey. An improperly thawed bird can result in not just a partially thawed bird but food safety issues as well. Janet Johnson, a regional agent in food safety and quality with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, has a few quick and ... Read More »

Produce Safety Alliance Trainings Set in Alabama

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AUBURN, Ala.–The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will conduct Produce Safety Alliance Training for fruit and vegetable growers. The training will focus on produce safety and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The PSA Grower Training course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. The new Produce Safety Rule means safer produce for customers. Produce (fruits-nuts, fungi vegetables, ... Read More »

Alabama Extension: Recovery Resource for State’s Residents

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AUBURN, Ala.—Irma will pass over Alabama sometime Monday most likely as a tropical storm, but the storm’s impacts will be felt by Alabama residents for the coming days, weeks and possibly months. Dr. Gary Lemme, director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, reminds citizens that Alabama Extension professionals will be partners in recovery efforts. “Extension has a wealth of recovery ... Read More »

Cullman County Extension Office Debuts New Food Trailer

The Cullman County Extension Office recently purchased a food trailer that it is using for various purposes. “Food trucks and trailers can be found all across Alabama selling food items often without healthy options. The Cullman County Extension office hopes to change that with their new food trailer. The trailer is wrapped in purple and with the words ‘eat better, move ... Read More »

Posts, Tweets, Pins Encourage Healthier Lifestyle Choices

AUBURN, Ala. – Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. The new initiative launched in early 2017 to better reach residents across the state with research-based education. Live Well Alabama, which focuses on nutrition and physical activity, can now easily be found on Facebook, Twitter and ... Read More »

Get Advice and Recipes from Food Hotlines

 Auburn, Alabama—Janet Johnson, a regional food safety agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. says many food companies have hotlines that offer help with holiday cooking and baking. “If you’re stumped on the best way to thaw, prepare or cook a turkey, have a baking-related question or are concerned about food safety, give the folks below a call.”  Many of the companies also offer ... Read More »