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  • Food Allergen Awareness photo with pictures depicting 9 major allergens

    May is Food Allergy Awareness month! To wrap up the month, we have a blog post on a common cause of food recalls: undeclared allergens on food labels. When people think of food recalls, most think of recalls due to foodborne illness. Famous recalls like the Peanut Corporation of America recall, Jensen Farms cantaloupe recall,…

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  • Authors: Matthew Livingston, Amrit Pal, Kaitlyn Casulli Introduction Insects are a significant part of traditional diets for at least 2 billion people, with over 1,900 species reported to be consumed as food (van Huis et al., 2013). Cicadas are one such insect. Indigenous peoples from the United States and Canada were known to eat cicadas…

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  • Whether measuring the pH of a new food product for classification or as part of a routine test for quality or safety, it is important to understand the principles behind pH measurement and ensure testing is performed properly. What is pH “pH” is an acronym derived from the Latin term potentia hydrogenii, meaning the “power…

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  • Upcoming Workshops with images of poultry and produce

    Packinghouse HACCP This International HACCP Alliance accredited course will discuss produce safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, and how to develop food safety programs based on the core principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). The course will be offered February 29th-March 1st, 2024 at the Tift County Extension Office. Bridging the GAPs Fruit and vegetable…

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  • Join our team at FoodPIC!

    Interested in working for Extension Food Science and Technology? The Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center (FoodPIC) is looking for an Administrative Specialist to join their team. They are looking for a highly motivated individual, who is passionate about helping food entrepreneurs reach their goals! The Administrative specialist will assist with project execution and manage…

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  • Word Bubble with the word hello! in it.

    We are so excited to announce our newest team member Joseph Harrison! Joseph is available to assist clients with Nutrition Facts Panels, Product Classifications, Process Approvals, and answering any questions they may have regarding state and federal laws related to food products. Learn more about Joseph’s background under the “Meet the Team” tab of the…

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