Safe handling key to avoid illness from backyard poultry flocks

Contact Barbara Ingham, 608-263-7383, bhingham@wisc.edu More and more people are raising flocks of poultry in their urban backyards in Wisconsin and across the U.S. As the practice becomes legal in more areas and grows in popularity, experts recommend observing safe handling practices to avoid illness caused from poultry or eggs. According to the Centers for […]

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Keep food safety in mind when shopping at farmers’ markets

Choose and prepare foods carefully to avoid foodborne illness Contact Barbara Ingham, 608-263-7383, bhingham@wisc.edu Madison, Wis.–One of the pleasures of summer for many people is shopping at the local farmers’ market. In fact, buying at farmers’ markets is becoming a habit for growing numbers of Americans. More than one million people purchase goods from their […]

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