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February 22, 2021
Some South Dakota grocery stores are now offering participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a chance to double up on fresh fruits and vegetables.
Ready-to-eat cookie dough is a delicious snack or dessert that can be enjoyed, but only when made safely. This includes using commercially processed heat-treated flour, ready-to-eat ingredients and using good sanitary practices when making the cookie dough.
July 12, 2021
A native of Newton, Iowa, Anna Barr brings broad expertise to the position as Extension’s first Farm to School Nutrition Field Specialist.
Water bathing and pressure canning are two common ways to preserve foods by canning. These techniques use heat processing to preserve foods, and which technique you use depends on the acidity of the food.
For accuracy before use, it is recommended that dial gauges get tested each year. Gauges that read high cause under-processing and may result in unsafe food.
Health, hygiene and hand washing apply to all stages of production, processing and marketing. Ill food handlers can easily contaminate fresh produce with disease-causing microorganisms. Many of these organisms have the capability to survive on fresh fruits and vegetables for an extended time, from several days to weeks. Once the organism is established on fresh produce, it is very hard to remove.
The Nutrition Facts Panel, commonly referred to as the food label, that we see on all packaged foods, will be updated on all food items by 2021.
In 2010 the South Dakota ”Home-Processed Foods Law” came into effect allowing for sale of home baked goods at Farmer’s Markets and similar venues. In 2011, a new section was added to this law expanding on the sale of home-baked goods.