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Food Safety

2020 Home Canning Challenges and Risks

Among the shifts in home life brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is a significant surge in home canning.  This is not surprising, given the gardening boom, more time spent at home, and the economic downturn. Unfortunately, this has created some shortages that are not only frustrating for home preservers […]

Food safety during pregnancy
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Food Safety During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a special time when food choices and safe handling of food take on new importance. Pregnant women are at increased risk for foodborne illnesses. Hormonal changes during pregnancy suppress certain aspects of the mother’s immune system. Although important for the development of the baby, this can make her […]

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Nuts & Seeds

Nuts and seeds from a wide variety of plant families are edible and eaten raw, roasted as snack foods, and used in baking. Nuts and seeds can be good sources of nutrients and often have high oil content. They are known for health benefits but also contain common food allergens. […]