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Food Safety and You: Listeriosis

Listeriosis is a rare but serious illness caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria. About 1,600 people in the United States get sick from listeria each year. It is the third leading cause of death from food poisoning. (PDF Format Only)

Farm Food Safety Decision Trees
Farm Food Safety Plan

Information for growers on best practices to use on their farm to reduce food safety risks as well as achieve business goals.

Recent E.coli outbreak calls attention to food safety rules
(Distributed 06/25/12) The recent outbreak of foodborne illness in several southern states, including the death of a young girl in New Orleans, calls attention to the need for individuals to follow food safety practices, says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Beth Reames.

Build Food Safety Into Tailgating Game Plan
(Distributed 09/06/07) Tailgating in Louisiana gets in full swing with the kickoff of football season. To prevent food-borne illness, build your game plan around the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Partnership for Food Safety Education’s food safety steps, says Dr. Beth Reames, LSU AgCenter food safety specialist. The four steps in the plan are clean, separate, cook and chill.

Freezing Yams or Sweet Potatoes
Freezing Yams or Sweet Potatoes
The Louisiana yam is an exceptional type of sweet potato, sweet and flavorful, with a soft moist flesh. It is delicious whether baked, boiled, fried, mashed, candied or used in hundreds of other ways — from main dishes to desserts. This publication includes information on the nutritive value, selection and preparations for freezing, boiling or candying yams or sweet potatoes. (PDF format only)
Make it Fast: Kitchen Tips
Make it Fast: Kitchen Tips
This publication includes information on how to prepare a healthy supper every day without spending hours in the kitchen. It also includes information and tips to save time and money.
EatSmart Recipes Apple Crisp
EatSmart Recipes - Apple Crisp
EatSmart Recipes - Baked Potato with Chili & Cheese
EatSmart Recipes - Baked Potato with Chili & Cheese
EatSmart Recipes - Baked Apple
EatSmart Recipes - Baked Apple
EatSmart Recipes - Biscuit Mix
EatSmart Recipe for making biscuits.
Freezing Fruits
freezing fruits
You can enjoy the delicious flavor of fresh fruits year-round by freezing fruits and berries during the short season when they are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. Freezing will not improve the quality of any food but will maintain it if the procedures recommended in this publication are followed. (PDF format only)
The Mayhaw
The Mayhaw
The mayhaw is the fruit of the thorny hawthorne tree. Learn about mayhaw production, use and harvesting and how to to make jellies, jams and syrups from this wild fruit. Recipes are included. (PDF format only)
Food Safety During Mardi Gras
By following some simple practices, you can enjoy the festivities without suffering from foodborne illnesses.
AgCenter Faculty Meet In ‘Food Summit’
Stressing that production agriculture alone is not enough to sustain rural economies, a leading food science expert said farm productivity needs to be converted to consumer-ready products.