Many South Dakotans are dealing with flood issues following recent blizzards and record-breaking rain.
In the event of flooding, having a plan in place for food safety is beneficial. Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help reduce the potential for food waste and reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
Once a raw fruit or vegetable is processed or not intact, South Dakota law requires that certain regulations must be followed in order to ensure the safety of the product
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.
In 2015, a specific strain of a germ called Salmonella heidelberg made 56 people sick in 15 different states.
The Family Food Cent$ Newsletter is published by the SDSU Extension Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) through a partnership with the South Dakota Department of Social Services.
December 18, 2018
Tanvee Deshpande, master’s student, Mohamed Elfaruk, doctoral student, and Farzana Yesmin, master’s student, all of South Dakota State University’s Dairy and Food Science Department, recently received honors for their research.
South Dakota is no stranger to power outages and power surges due to blizzards, ice storms and related weather conditions. If the power in your area of the state has experienced intermittent or complete loss of electrical power, or power surges, check all freezers occasionally to be sure they work properly.
Getting quick, nutritious meals on the table can be challenging for busy families. To make the most of your food preparation time, consider incorporating leftovers as planned-overs. "Planned-over" means planning ahead to buy or prepare amounts of food that give you servings for more than one meal, and then planning ways to use the leftovers.