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This Spring Think Healthy Greens

Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, cabbage, kale, and bok choy, provide nutrients that help protect you from heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. But leafy greens, like other vegetables and fruits, are sometimes contaminated with […]

Quick Tips: Farmers’ Market Vendors in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a vibrant local foods culture, and you are sure to find customers eager for your products. Be sure to follow the rules that govern preparation and sale to help ensure public health and protect your brand! Note: In spite of what many web sites say, Wisconsin does not have a cottage food law. […]

Cronobacter and Infant Formula: What Parents Need to Know

A recent recall of infant formula manufactured by Abbott Laboratories due to possible contamination from Cronobacter sakazakiiĀ  highlights the need to increase awareness about this potentially lethal pathogen and its association with powdered infant formula. What do you need to know about Cronobacter sakazakii? Cronobacter sakazakii is a bacterium naturally found in the environment. The […]

Starting a Food Business in Wisconsin

An opportunity to share a family favorite item or to provide a uniquely flavored sauce for others to try can be a reason to start or expand a food business. As you move from Idea to Reality, begin by asking yourself three questions: What do you want to make? Where do you intend to make […]

Turkey: 5 Ways to Enjoy the Flavor of the Season

This week, many Americans will gather together with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving. When the fun is done, you may be left with more turkey than you anticipated. If you are looking for healthy ways to serve leftover turkey, nutritionists offer some ideas that align with the Dietary Guidelines. MyPlate Kitchen recipes have been […]

Thanksgiving Recipes and More with Food Safety Tips

Whether serving the meal yourself or sharing ideas with others on preparing an upcoming holiday feast, everyone will be grateful for recipes that include special food safety tips! Just in time for the holidays, the Partnership for Food Safety Education shares recipes, videos and more with food safety prompts that will help even the novice […]


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