Author: E.H. Hoyle

Vibrio vulnificus

The organism Vibrio vulnificus causes wound infections, gastroenteritis, or a serious syndrome known as “primary septicema.” V. vulnificus infections are either transmitted to humans through open...

Ciguatera

What is Ciguatera? Ciguatera is a unique type of food poisoning caused by eating fish that are contaminated with ciguatoxin. This natural toxin originates in tropical and sub-tropical waters. The...

Safe Handling of Canned Goods

This fact sheet focuses on commercially canned goods. For information on home canning, request HGIC 3040, Canning Foods At Home. Canning is an important, safe method of food preservation if...

Drying Vegetables

Vegetables can be preserved by drying. Drying food works by eliminating moisture which prevents the growth of bacteria yeast and molds that lead to spoilage. It also reduces the activity of enzymes....

Starting a Food Business

Starting a food business is a formidable task. Extensive research must be done to develop a successful recipe for commercial production. This is followed by meeting regulatory requirements for...

Drying Fruits

Dried fruits are unique, tasty and nutritious. It might be argued that dried fruits are even tastier than fresh fruits. They have been called nature’s candy. Dried fruit tastes sweeter because the...

Basics of Safe Food Handling

Bacteria that contaminate food and cause foodborne illnesses are everywhere. Follow these four basic safety tips to keep your food safe. Wash hands and surfaces often. Don’t cross-contaminate. Keep...

Safe Handling of Wild Game Birds

Wild Game Birds in South Carolina A few species of game birds in South Carolina are Bobwhite Quail, Canada Goose, Doves, Waterfowl: Puddle Duck, Diving Duck, Geese, Swans, Wild Turkey, and Wood...

Drying Foods

Food drying is one of the oldest methods of preserving food for later use. It can either be an alternative to canning and freezing or complement these methods. Drying food is simple, safe, and easy...

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