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Produce Safety Alliance Training Workshops Continue

AUBURN, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will continue conducting Produce Safety Alliance training workshops in 2019. 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 Produce Safety ... Read More »

Cost-Share Program: Assistance for Food Safety Certifications

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –With recent reports of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, it is even more important that producers complete food safety certification. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) recently announced a program that will help producers with the cost of these certifications. The cost-share program for specialty crop growers will alleviate the cost associated with GAP/GHP and hGAP ... Read More »

Protect Your Holiday Treats Against Bacteria

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –  It’s the holidays! This season of goodwill and giving thanks is also a festive celebration of food. With so many delightful foods to choose from, it’s important to keep holiday treats safe from bacteria. Janice Hall, an Alabama Extension regional agent of food safety and quality, offers the following food safety tips to ensure a safe ... Read More »

Deep Frying a Turkey: Know The Safety Protocols

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – It seems that more and more people are throwing out the traditional roasting method and instead deep frying their Thanksgiving turkey. While this method offers a new and delicious taste, deep frying a turkey can be dangerous. It is important that people who attempt this know all the proper safety protocols. Location This kind of frying ... Read More »

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 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 »