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Video Highlights Proper Use of Food Thermometer

Placing a Meat Thermometer in a Turkey

Just in time for the holidays, Dr. Janet Johnson, an Alabama Extension Regional Food Safety Agent, demonstrates several different types of food thermometers and how to use them correctly. Janet also explains proper food cooking temperatures and the variances between the FDA and USDA. For more information,  visit  Alabama Extension’s Food Safety webpage. Read More »

Holiday Cooking Safety

The holidays are quickly approaching, and for many people that means long hours in the kitchen. However, sickness can be easily contracted and spread through food preparation. To avoid the unwanted holiday bug, it is very important to be safe and clean while in the kitchen. Kristin Woods, an Alabama Extension agent in Southwest Alabama is an expert in food ... Read More »

Get Advice and Recipes from Food Hotlines and Websites During Holiday Season

Many food companies have opened their hotlines, offering 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,” said Dr. Jean Weese, a food safety scientist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Many also offer ... Read More »

EFNEP Celebrates 50 Years in Alabama

What began as a pilot nutrition program in five Alabama counties in 1964, is now one of Extension’s most successful and best-documented programs. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) began in Alabama as a five-year cooperative effort called “The Pilot Project Involving Young Homemakers in Low-Income Rural Areas of Alabama.” The project, conducted in Baldwin, Calhoun, Houston, Marion ... Read More »

It is Tailgating Time Again: Don’t Forget Food Safety

tailgating grilling

Are you ready for some football? College football season begins this week and that means thousands of Alabamians will be tailgating before and after games. Although tailgating traditions vary among schools and regions, they all include food. The heat in the Southeast sometimes dictates the food selections for tailgating. During the early part of football season, while temperatures are still ... Read More »