Category: Food

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...

Healthy Snacking with Diabetes

This is also available in Spanish HGIC 4126S Las meriendas saludables para la diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes higher than normal levels of sugar in the blood. High blood sugar...

The Gut Microbiome and Its Role in Health

Your gut microbiome could cause disease or make a disease get worse. The gut microbiome is a combination of bacteria, viruses, protists, and other microorganisms that live in your gut. Bacteria is a...

Get Your Calcium-Rich Foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate dietary recommendations describes the Dairy Group to include milk, yogurt, cheese, lactose-free milk, fortified soy milk, and yogurt. This group...

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...

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is required for many foods found in your local grocery store. COOL gives consumers information about the origin of their foods. Food operations such as restaurants,...

Food Allergies

What Is a Food Allergy? A food allergy is an abnormal reaction to food, even a very small amount. The body’s disease-fighting (immune) system mistakenly thinks the food is harmful and produces...

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