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What's Wrong With My Tomatoes?

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Freezer Jam Hands-on Workshop

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    Basic Food Microbiology

    This factsheet describes the role microorganisms play in food production. Bacteria, viruses, yeasts, molds, and …

    8/18/22

    The Questions on Salvaging Flooded Crops

    This factsheet addresses the question of whether or not it is possible to salvage crops …

    8/18/22

    Listeria

    This factsheet provides an overview of Listeria and provides guidance on the prevention of foodborne …

    8/18/22
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    To Zap or not to Zap? Food Irradiation

    This factsheet describes the process of irradiating food

    8/18/22
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    Measuring the Heat

    Temperature control is an important aspect of food safety and using a thermometer is an important …

    8/18/22For Safety's Sake

    Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

    This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

    8/18/22For Safety's Sake

    Meeting the Press: An Agent's Guide to Media Relations

    This factsheet provides guidance to Extension agents on best practices when dealing with media like …

    8/18/22For Safety's Sake

    Refrigerated Foods: Some Rules for Processing

    This factsheet provides guidelines for safely processing refrigerated foods.

    8/18/22