Safe & Healthy: Green Eggs and Green Ham

In the famous children’s book by Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham,  Sam-I-Am persists in asking the story’s lead character  to try green eggs and ham.  It makes for an engaging children’s story, but are green eggs and ham safe to eat? Let’s find out! Why is the yolk of a hard-boiled egg sometimes green […]

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Safe & Healthy: Food Safety at the Farmers’ Market

Shopping at a farmers’ market can be a great way to get locally-grown, fresh fruit, vegetables, and other foods for you and your family.  Market stands in the Madison area this past weekend were overflowing with winter squashes, apples, potatoes (white and sweet), cabbage, onions, peppers and even some late-season lettuce and tomatoes. As more […]

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Safe & Healthy: New Egg Marketing Rules

A new egg sales law, Act 245, signed by Governor Scott Walker allows small-scale egg producers to more easily sell eggs in the marketplace. Act 245 exempts small-scale egg producers who sell eggs directly from the farm to consumers, at farmers’ markets, and on egg sales routes, from having to acquire a food processing plant […]

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Safe & Healthy: Egg Safety Basics

Eggs are often synonymous with Spring. Eggs are one of nature’s most nutritious and economical foods and feature prominently at spring holiday celebrations. A few basic steps will help keep your springtime egg-cellent and food safe. Egg basics.Thorough cooking is an important step in making sure eggs are safe. Scrambled eggs: Cook until firm, not […]

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Safe & Healthy: Safely Preparing Eggnog, Icing and Egg Dishes

Eggs can be a key ingredient for some holiday dishes such as eggnog, royal icing, and custard pies. It’s important to keep food safety in mind when preparing these foods. Cooking whole eggs for use in recipes. As a nutritious combination of egg whites and yolks, whole eggs should be fully cooked for assured safety […]

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