Tag Archive: Food

Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?

If you are a produce farmer, you should have heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. This act, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food safety regulation in over 80 years. The proposed produce safety rule under the FSMA is very robust, establishing the minimum standards …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/31/do-the-new-food-safety-standards-apply-to-your-farm/

West Florida Winter Forage and Wildlife Food Plot Tour – March 3

Photo Credit, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension Choosing the Right Cool-season Forage Many different grasses, legumes, and forage blends are used for winter grazing and wildlife food plots. The livestock producer or wildlife enthusiast must choose forages that are best adapted to the soil and climatic conditions at his/her location. Cattle, horse, and small ruminant …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/18/west-florida-winter-forage-and-wildlife-food-plot-tour-march-3/

Farm Food Safety Certification Training – February 13

A Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is scheduled for Monday, February 13 at the Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna, FL.  The PSA Grower Training curriculum is approved by the FDA to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Who Should Attend? – Fruit and vegetable growers with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/07/farm-food-safety-certification-training-february-13/

Things You Should Know About Farm Food Safety

It seems like years ago that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, but it was actually 2011.  With a new congress convening this week, and the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump on January 20th, the outlook for FSMA is unpredictable.  Whatever the future may hold, there are a number of important food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/06/things-you-should-know-about-farm-food-safety/

Alabama Food Safety Training November 3

The Mobile County Extension Office will be hosting a Food Safety Training Class on Thursday, November 3 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  The Class will be held at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center, 8300 State Highway 104, Fairhope, AL 36532. The class will be conducted by Produce Safety Alliance trainers and will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/22/alabama-food-safety-training-november-3/

Food Safety Workshop: “Building Your Farm Food Safety Manual” March 24

Food Safety Workshop: “Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual” Thursday, March 24 ● 9:15 AM – 5:00 PM UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County 1169 E. Hwy 90  Bonifay, FL 32425 ONLINE REGISTRATION If you plan to develop a Food Safety Program for your fruit and/or vegetable farming operations, field or greenhouse, this one day workshop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/05/food-safety-workshop-building-your-farm-food-safety-manual-march-24/

Escambia Winter Forages and Wildlife Food Plot Tour March 5

Adults and youth are welcomed to attend the Winter Livestock Forages and Wildlife Food Plot Tour on Saturday March 5th at 11:00 AM.  The tour will take place at the 4-H Livestock Facilities (5701 Highway 99, Molino, FL 32577). Join us for a walk through the winter forage and wildlife food plots that were planted in Fall …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/13/escambia-winter-forages-and-wildlife-food-plot-tour-march-5/

Winter Forage & Wildlife Food Plot Tour March 4

The 2016 Winter Forage Wildlife Food Plot Tour will be held on March 4th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the West Florida Research and Education Center (4253 Experiment Dr. Hwy 182 Jay, FL 32565). Join us for a walk through the winter forage and wildlife food plots that were planted in Fall 2015. Speakers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/winter-forage-wildlife-food-plot-tour-march-4/

Holiday Food Prep FAQs

Have questions about safely preparing your holiday meal? Refer to this quick reference for answers to common questions this time of year: Q. Approximately how long should you allow for thawing a frozen turkey in the refrigerator? A. 24 hours per each 4 – 5 pounds of turkey. In it’s original wrapper, place the frozen bird in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/27/holiday-food-prep-faqs/

Wildlife Food Plot Fundamentals Workshop October 8th

As summer browse dwindles the habitat benefits of wildlife food plots become more evident.Photo Credit Mark Mauldin Improving habitat can benefit the quantity and quality of wildlife on a piece of property. One common method for improving habitat is the establishment of food plots. Food plots are simply areas that are managed for the production …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/03/wildlife-food-plot-fundamentals-workshop-october-8th/

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