Food Safety & Backyard Poultry

In 2017, live poultry was responsible for 10 Salmonella outbreaks in the United States, sickening more than 1,100 people across 48 states and killing one. Germs can get on the hands, shoes, and clothes of people who handle or care for the birds. In addition to chicks and young birds, reptiles such as turtles, lizards, […]

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Harvest of the Month March Potatoes For more information visit: washozwi.gov/Harvest-of-the-Month

March’s Harvest of the Month: Potatoes

March’s Harvest of the Month crop is Potatoes. Health Benefits of Potatoes1/2 cup of cooked potatoes is a good source of: Vitamin C and A Vitamin B6 Potassium Niacin-helps make energy Produce Tips Look for firm potatoes with smooth skin and without sprouts. Avoid potatoes with any green coloring. Healthy Serving  & Storage  Ideas Keep […]

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Romaine lettuce

Avoid Romaine Lettuce, for Now

Romaine lettuce is likely the cause of recent cases of E. coli food poisoning affecting people in 13 states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington state. As yet, no illnesses have been linked to this outbreak in Wisconsin, but Extension Food Safety Specialist Barbara […]

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RSS – Are You In?

Have you subscribed to any UW-Extension RSS feeds yet? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication.  RSS is a is a simple way to always have up-to-date information on a UW-Extension progam area that you are interested in.  Each time a new post is added to the website, you will receive a notification either in your e-mail […]

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