Recall of cut melons due to Salmonella risk

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announceda nationwide foodborne illness outbreak investigation tied to cut melons.  As of April 12, 2019, 93 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Carrau have been reported from nine states: Alabama 1, Illinois 5, Indiana 18, Kentucky 16, Michigan 19, Minnesota 3, Missouri 3, Ohio 27, Wisconsin 1. The […]

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Safe Handling of Cooked Rice

“I received a question about the safety of reheating cooked rice. It seems that internet sites caution against reheating rice (at all), or reheating rice only once, or storing cooked rice for only 1 day before eating and/or discarding. Another site suggested that rice had to reheated; in other words that it was dangerous to eat cooked rice without reheating.  […]

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Free Pressure Canner Testing

Oconto County UW-Extension offers free Pressure Canner Testing to the public. Don’t forget to have the dial gauge on your pressure canner tested.  It is recommended to have this gauge tested every year. It’s also a good idea to review the publication “Using & Caring for a Pressure Canner”  by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Please call 920-834-6845 to ensure […]

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UW-Extension’s Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign

The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report” campaign’s website fyi.uwex.edu/creditreport lets you sign up for reminders to check your free credit reports and provides guidance on how to get and read your free reports. Since the reminder campaign started in 2013, many people have reached out to UW-Extension educators with questions about obtaining a credit […]

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