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Food Safety Tips for your Fourth of July Festivities

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Summertime cookouts are filled with fun and family, especially those on or near national holidays. This fourth of July, serve up some food safety basics alongside your homemade potato salad or pulled pork platter.

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Pickling Foods at Home

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—When people hear the word “pickle”, many automatically think of cucumber pickles. However, there are many foods that can be pickled. Pickling foods at home may sound difficult or time consuming, but there are both …

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Egg Safety—Grading Eggs

Eggs are graded based on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards. These standards use certain specifications to determine the grade of an egg.

 

Download a PDF of Egg Safety—Grading Eggs, …

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Structure of an Egg

An egg has three basic parts: the shell or cuticle, the white or albumen, and the yolk.

Cuticle /Cuticula (or bloom)
Thin protective coating sealing pores of the shell.
White (albumen)
Must have a high percentage of th…

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Nutrition Facts Labeling Services

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) states that all food intended for retail sale must have nutrition facts on the package. Foods that contain insignificant amounts of all the nutrients required in the declaration of nutrition f…

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Nutrition Facts Panel Order Form

Following these important steps will ensure the speediness and accuracy of your Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP):

Please include the most accurate measurement of each ingredient as possible. Weighted measurements (grams, ounces by weight, p…

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Grilling Up Food Safety for Memorial Day

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Memorial Day jump starts summer fun and activities. Friends, families and grilling make for a memorable holiday. Janice Hall, a regional food safety agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, reminds peop…

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Wise Methods of Canning Vegetables

Aren’t you proud when you look in your pantry and see all those jars of pretty canned food? Or has your canned food begun to turn dark, leaking liquid from under the lid, or is it cloudy looking? Learn the latest methods and t…

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Does the Seafood HACCP Regulation Apply to You?

Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a federal program to help seafood processors and importers meet food safety regulations. It has been in effect since December 1997.

HACCP, by design, prevents, …

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Seventh Annual Food Entrepreneur Conference Set for April 16-17

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.-A barbecue sauce with just the right amount of tang, a mapped-out idea for an Asian-fusion food truck, or a famous family recipe that’s just waiting to be shared with the world – these are just a few potential su…

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Buying, Storing & Preparing Fresh Vegetables

Whether you grow your own produce or buy it at a farmers market or grocery store, fruits and vegetables are a colorful, tasty, and healthy part of our diets. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that we cons…

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Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes: Squash Casserole

*This recipe is an excerpt from Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes, FCS-2112.

We hope you enjoy the following recipes collected from farmers across the state of Alabama. The recipes include produce the farmers themselves have grown on …

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Freezing Summer’s Bounty of Vegetables

By following a few simple steps, you can successfully freeze and store almost any vegetable for up to a year.

When properly selected, prepared, frozen, and stored, vegetables hold their fresh qualities—the…

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Make More from the Produce You Grow

With each growing season, producers must decide how and where to sell their crops. Farmers markets, grocery stores, roadside stands, and wholesale distribution are excellent established options. But there are new and trending opport…

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