With half of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with restaurant food, improvement of food safety practices and behaviors are critical to reduce risk for customers.
When tailgating or homegating be sure safe food handling practices are part of your game plan!
July started out dry and hot but transitioned quickly, with almost no warning, to very wet and hot.
Downy mildew was confirmed on cucumber in Mifflin County on July 11. Warmer weather throughout the state is helping crops along, but has also been good for insect pests.
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.
Wet weather and variable temperatures across the state continue to be challenging for vegetable and berry production.
Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development.
It’s no secret that this spring has been cold and wet across Pennsylvania. On many farms, planting has been delayed as much as three weeks, and many crops already in the ground are developing more slowly than usual.