Food Safety

Information on home food safety, including refrigerator and freezer storage guidelines, holiday food safety tips, cleaning fruits and vegetables, food safety tailgate tips and game meat safety. Tips on handwashing and preventing listeria and e coli.

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Be Food Safe, USDA/FSIS
Are You Handling Food Safely at Home? - News News
When it comes to food safety in our homes, a recent study indicates knowing and doing are often two different things. More
Food for Thought: Eight Tips for Making Good Choices at Farmers Markets
Food for Thought: Eight Tips for Making Good Choices at Farmers Markets - News News
A little know-how can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe from foodborne illness, advises a food safety educator with Penn State Extension. More
Food Waste: What You Can Do About It
Food Waste: What You Can Do About It - Videos Videos

Food Waste: What You Can Do About It

Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN

6:52

Far too often, good food goes bad before we get the chance to eat it. This video highlights simple methods to reduce food waste and lower your grocery bill. More
Foodborne Illness Symptoms, USDA
Long Term Health Consequences of a Foodborne Illness - Articles Articles
With 1 in 6 Americans developing food poisoning each year, or more accurately foodborne illness, it is not something to be taken lightly! More
brizmaker / bigstockphoto.com
Spring Cleaning for your Refrigerator and Pantry - News News
Spring is a great time to deep clean your refrigerator and pantry. More
Receiving Home Delivery Meals or Mailing Food, What Should You Do?
Receiving Home Delivery Meals or Mailing Food, What Should You Do? - Articles Articles
While the mail order food industry has relied on a safe track record, there is growing concern with the limited food safety guidance and regulations provided by FDA. More
Making Cider Vinegar at Home
Making Cider Vinegar at Home - Articles Articles

Making Cider Vinegar at Home

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Two factors require special attention when making vinegar at home: oxygen supply and temperature. More
Food Safety for a Winning Super Bowl Party!
Food Safety for a Winning Super Bowl Party! - News News
Keep the following food safety tips in mind before, during and after the big game to prevent a foodborne illness from sidelining your team. More
Raw Pet Food
Food Safety Dangers of Raw Pet Food - Articles Articles
Feeding pets a raw protein diet (raw meat) is a trend that has become increasingly popular. The practice of feeding pets raw meat poses health risks to humans. More
Photo by Cpl. U. B. Roberts is in the public domain
Why Can't I Lick the Spoon? - Articles Articles

Why Can't I Lick the Spoon?

Richard Andrew Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN

Eating raw cookie dough or raw dough of any type may put you at risk for a foodborne illness! More
Handwashing: Your Best Defense Against Illness
Handwashing: Your Best Defense Against Illness - Articles Articles

Handwashing: Your Best Defense Against Illness

Catherine Nettles Cutter, Ph.D.

This brochure explains how to effectively wash your hands. More
Fight Bac! Four Simple Steps to Food Safety
Fight Bac! Four Simple Steps to Food Safety - Articles Articles

Fight Bac! Four Simple Steps to Food Safety

J. Lynne Brown, Ph.D., R.D.

This publication uses the character "Bac" to represent the harmful bacteria that can contaminate food and make us sick. It explains how we can "Fight Bac!" to avoid bacterial contamination of food More
Photo:United States Department of Agriculture
Recipe Redo for Food Safety - News News

Recipe Redo for Food Safety

09/11/2017

September is national Food Safety Education Month! To celebrate, try a recipe from the Partnership for Food Safety Education that includes food safety tips. More
Home Cheesemaking
Home Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Home Cheesemaking

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Making cheese at home is fun. Proper preparation and attention to sanitation will make good tasting cheese that is safe for the whole family to enjoy. More
deer
Field Dressing Deer Pocket Guide - Articles Articles

Field Dressing Deer Pocket Guide

Catherine Nettles Cutter, Ph.D.

This 12-panel publication, designed and folded to fit into a shirt pocket, explains how to field dress a deer for safe venison and improve food safety. More
Coming Home to Lebanon County Extension
Coming Home to Lebanon County Extension - Workshops Workshops

Coming Home to Lebanon County Extension

Multiple Options Available

$20.00
Coming Home is a program to build and sustain the Alletta Schadler Scholarship Fund and to provide awareness of existing Extension programs. More
Photo credit: Graham Corney, Flickr Creative Commons
Reducing Food Waste with Food Safety in Mind - Articles Articles

Reducing Food Waste with Food Safety in Mind

Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN, Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN, Megan Wall

Throwing away food is a waste! Here are tips to help you reduce the amount of food you throw out, while being sure the foods you eat are safe. More
Food Safety Questions and Answers
Food Safety Questions and Answers - Articles Articles

Food Safety Questions and Answers

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Commonly asked home owner food safety questions. More
Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org
Vinegar Flies - Articles Articles
Vinegar flies, sometimes inaccurately called fruit flies, are small, slow-flying insects usually found in association with over-ripened fruit and vegetables. More
Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Spider Beetles - Articles Articles
Spider beetles are general scavengers and can be found in panĀ­tries, museums, grain mills, warehouses, and attics. More
Megascilia sclaris adult larva pupa
Phorid flies - Articles Articles
The phorids are a family of small flies with more than 3500 species worldwide. The scuttle fly can be frequently found in homes and is discussed here. More
Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org
Odorous House Ant - Articles Articles
These native ants feed on many items found in homes, but prefer food high in sugars. Outside, they feed on aphid honeydew and nectar from flowers and buds. More
Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org
Larder Beetle - Articles Articles
A commercial pest as well as a household pest, the cosmopolitan larder beetle was historically a pest of cured meats in Europe, the United States, and Canada. More
Brian Little, The University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Cigarette Beetle - Articles Articles
The cigarette beetle is a common insect in Pennsylvania that infests many types of stored products. More
Pest and Diseases Image Library, Bugwood.org
Cereal and Pantry Pests - Articles Articles
A variety of different insects attack cereals, flour, herbs, spices, chocolate, dried fruits and similar items in our homes. More
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