Category: Safe Handling

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...

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...

Pesticide Safety

Pesticides are chemicals used to kill, repel, or control organisms that are considered pests. “Pests” are defined as organisms that prey on, kill, and feed on desirable plants, animals, and humans....

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,...

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