Category Archives: Food Safety and Preservation

KEEP CUTTING BOARDS CLEAN

It’s not just your hands that need washing before, during and after food preparation. Anything that touches your food can be a source of contamination and foodborne illness – including cutting boards. No matter the material of your cutting boards, it’s important to avoid cross-contamination, both for taste reasons and for sanitary purposes.

Cutting Board With Veggies

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Kombucha!

Jar of KombuchaKombucha – once reserved for small-batch do-it-yourself home-fermenters is now regularly found in farmers markets, health food stores, and even many mainstream supermarkets and gas stations across Wyoming. While many individuals are becoming more familiar with this popular beverage, numerous questions still arise: What is kombucha? How is it made? Is it even safe? Will it cure what ails you?

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Produce Safety

Woman cutting cantaloupeSliced melon is no stranger to foodborne illness! It’s considered a potentially hazardous food, meaning a food that has the ability for bacteria to grow and thrive. The recent multi-state outbreak of Salmonella infection has shed light on the importance of keeping cut melon safe. Continue reading Produce Safety