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BSE: “Mad Cow Disease”

What is “Mad Cow Disease” (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy/BSE)? Mad Cow Disease is the commonly used name for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a slowly progressive,...

Safe Handling of Wild Game Meats

ABIDE BY GAME REGULATIONS FOR HUNTING, TRANSPORTING AND STORING GAME. Care in the Field Be Prepared for the Hunt: Remember to bring a sharp hunting knife, a small hatchet, a whetstone or steel,...

Chemicals & Foods

Food Additives We often think of food additives as complex chemical substances produced by our modern society. However, the use of food additives dates to ancient times. Early people used salt to...

Safe Handling of Wild Game Birds

Care in the Field Be Prepared for the Hunt: Remember to bring a sharp hunting knife, a steel or whetstone, light rope or nylon cord, plastic bags, clean cloths or paper towels, and a cooler filled...

Pandemic Influenza

Get Informed An influenza (flu) pandemic is a worldwide outbreak of flu disease that occurs when a new type of influenza virus appears that people have not been exposed to before (or have not been...

Safe Handling of Lamb

Selecting the Best Fresh is Best: Select lamb that is pinkish red with a velvety texture. Dark red cuts generally indicate the meat is older and less tender. Look for good marbling (white flecks of...

Safe Handling of Eggs

Shell Egg Safety Eggs can be a part of a healthy diet. However, they are perishable just like raw meat, poultry and fish. To be safe, they must be properly stored, handled and cooked. Concern for...

Serving Sizes for Special Diets

If you have special dietary needs, the nutrition information on food labels can help you to: improve your health manage your weight, diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular disease reduce your risk...

Nutrient Density

Why is an apple a better choice than a bag of pretzels? They have roughly the same number of calories, but nutrients count, too. The apple provides fiber, vitamin C and potassium for an equal number...

Selecting & Storing Cereals & Grains

Wheat Flour Definition: Flour is the product obtained by grinding then sifting wheat kernels, or berries. The kernel consists of three distinct parts: bran, the outer covering of the grain; germ,...

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