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Hurricane Irma

Floodwater pathogens can’t be washed off of fresh produce

The state of Florida produces more fresh fruits and vegetables than any other state except California, and is the top tomato state in the country. As with backyard gardens, Hurricane Irma has turned many of Florida’s commercial fruit and vegetable fields into patches of pathogens that can’t be washed away. From the Food and Drug… Continue Reading

USDA posts food safety tips for those in path of Hurricane Irma

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Irma. Hurricanes present the possibility of power outages and flooding that can compromise the safety of stored food. Residents in the path of this storm should pay close attention to the… Continue Reading