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Enjoy Your Thanksgiving
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Your Thanksgiving meal may be a little more expensive in 2012 over 2011 – about 13 percent higher, say LSU AgCenter economists. But a turkey dinner with all the trimmings is still a bargain at about $4.50 per person, which is less than a typical fast food meal.

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.

Debate on Safety of Browning Food
In the past few months, research has focused on the formation of a cancer-causing chemical acrylamide in foods. "There’s no agreement on whether the chemical poses a threat to humans or only to lab animals," says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy.

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