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Keeping Food Safe: Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes are grown in close contact with the ground, which may occasionally introduce bacterial contamination from soil, water or animals. Contamination from human contact may also arise during or after harvest. Handling and Preparation Always wash hands and utensils (knives and cutting boards) before and after handling melons. Wash the […]

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Growing Container Safe Salad Greens

by M. Bunning, F. Stonaker and A. Card 1 (3/2010) Quick Facts… Growing your own salad greens can provide a source of fresh, flavorful leafy vegetables with the added benefit of being able to try interesting varieties. Salad greens are nutrient rich, generally easy to grow, and may be used in a […]

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Flavored Vinegars and Oils

by P. Kendall and J. Rausch* (2/12) Quick Facts… Flavored vinegars can be safely prepared. They are best stored in the refrigerator. Garlic, vegetable or herb in oil mixtures may support the growth of C. botulinum bacteria. For safety reasons, they should be made fresh. Leftovers should be refrigerated for use within […]