Texas A&M AgriLife experts say awareness, preparedness, precautions reduce risk While the COVID-19 pandemic has kept many people at home, the fall and winter holidays traditionally are a time for friends and family to gather, and that isn’t expected to change in 2020. But Texas A&M AgriLife experts say it is important to understand the… Read More →
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Texas A&M AgriLife-led study tracking down cause, transmission of coronavirus in food processing From live cattle entering a packing plant to the consumer’s kitchen table, a Texas A&M AgriLife-led research project aims to develop an accurate way to predict potential contamination with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, throughout the food supply chain. Sapna Chitlapilly… Read More →
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Tips for extending life, crispness of salad greens Salad greens are among the most perishable produce items, and keeping them crisp and fresh until consumed can be a challenge, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “Salad greens are delicate and have a relatively short lifespan, and it takes some effort to keep them… Read More →
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Steps you can take to guard against foodborne illness Picnics are one of the simple outdoor pleasures people enjoy during summer, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts have some advice on how to make them safer by preventing illness from germs and bacteria. No substitute for cleanliness at picnics “Food safety begins with… Read More →
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Proper cleaning is key to avoiding foodborne illness from grate to plate Cleaning grill grates, keeping a clean workspace, and properly storing and preparing meats are all important to maintaining food quality and avoiding foodborne illness, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. A clean grate is a great start Davey Griffin, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension… Read More →
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Understanding foodborne pathogen pathways will lead to greater food safety Food safety through a greater understanding of the contamination “hotspots” in our food supply chain, particularly meat, is a priority for a new Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. Sapna Chitlapilly Dass, Ph.D., a meat science research assistant professor in the Texas A&M College of Agricultural… Read More →
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AgriLife Extension helps families heal through healthy eating The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, EFNEP, has extended its reach in El Paso County. The program, which provides free nutrition education classes to vulnerable limited-resource families and youth, recently moved into a newly renovated space at the Texas A&M AgriLife… Read More →
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AgriLife Extension food manager training set in Pampa.
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Initial in-person training at AgriLife Extension offices on Jan. 21 The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is seeking participants from around the state for its Master Wellness Volunteer, or MWV, program. The program was established to develop a network of trained individuals to help spread… Read More →
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COLLEGE STATION — With hurricane season in full swing, knowing what to do with the contents of the fridge and freezer during a power outage could save time and prevent the consumption of unsafe food. Matt Taylor, Ph.D., associate professor for the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at […]
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