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COVID has Improved Food Safety

Katherine AllenMarch 29th, 2021Silver Lining One of the silver linings of COVID pandemic for me as a food safety instructor has been the increased focus on handwashing and sanitizing surfaces. I am especially thrilled about increased handwashing since the correlation between health and handwashing is not visible. I am concerned that once folks get the vaccine, they will […]

Consume Safe Drinking Water During an Emergency

Brenda Marty-JimenezFebruary 17th, 2021Authors: Brenda Marty Jimenez, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Agent IV Amarat Simonne, Ph.D. UF/IFAS Extension, Professor and Extension Specialist Water directly out of your tap may not be safe to drink during an emergency. Boil water orders (also called advisories) are common during hurricane season, but can also occur during lightning strikes and other incidents. […]

Protect Yourself and Prevent the Spread of Germs and Viruses

mmaddoxMarch 19th, 2020Proper Handwashing Can Reduce the Number of Harmful Microorganisms on Your Hands Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect ourselves and families from getting sick. Germs are everywhere so you need to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to reduce the number of harmful microorganisms on […]

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