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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)
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Farm Food Safety Decision Trees
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.
Food Safety During Mardi Gras
By following some simple practices, you can enjoy the festivities without suffering from foodborne illnesses.
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.
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