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There is a current recall for 5- and 10-pound bags of Unbleached Gold Medal Flour and 2-and 5-pound bags of Bleached Gold Medal Flour with better-if-used-by dates of March 27, 2024, and March 28, 2024. Throw away recalled flour, and never eat uncooked flour, which is a raw ingredient. To safely heat-treat flour at home, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, spread the flour 3/4 inches deep or less on a baking sheet, and bake for six minutes. CAES News
Flour Recall
Though flour does not seem to be a raw ingredient, most flour is raw and is considered a "not-ready-to-eat" ingredient, meaning it should not be consumed uncooked. Flour is at risk of contamination with harmful bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella, pathogens that can cause foodborne illnesses in people who consume contaminated, raw flour.
The National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP) saw an increase of 620% in website access and 270% in requests for home food preservation validated recipes from March 2020 to 2022. CAES News
Home Food Preservation
Interest in preserving food can be driven by several factors, ranging from the pursuit of a hobby or recreational activity to continuing a family tradition to saving money. But does preserving food at home really save money? There are several variables involved, including the availability of raw materials such as produce and ingredients, equipment, resources and time.
Tiffani Neal, Founder and CEO of Barlow's Foods, with UGA President Jere Morehead and CAES Dean and Director Nick Place at the 2023 Flavor of Georgia food contest. CAES News
2023 Flavor of Georgia Winners
Barlow’s Foods won the grand prize at the 2023 Flavor of Georgia food contest for their product Barlow’s Peach Cobbler Syrup. Barlow’s Foods is a packaged foods company located in Atlanta and founded by Tiffani Neal. The woman-owned business creates pancake mixes and assorted breakfast staples, including their winning syrup.
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FDA Review
When government officials need expert opinions, they often turn to academia for advice. The University of Georgia’s Center for Food Safety has a long history of working with such entities to help ensure a safe global food supply, and its involvement in government matters deepened last fall when the center’s director participated in a high-profile review of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
UGA FoodPIC offered Lova Naturals the opportunity to manufacture a smaller run of its Beauty Repair product. Producing a smaller amount comes with a reduced production price, opening the doors for small and local businesses to test and bring their products to market. CAES News
Lova Naturals
The University of Georgia’s Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center helps small businesses and entrepreneurs make their mark on the food industry through research, formulation, prototyping and more. With a focus on small businesses and entrepreneurs, FoodPIC is committed to helping its clients hone their products, like Lova Naturals Beauty Repair.
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Economic Slowdown
Economists at the University of Georgia say to brace yourselves for an economic slowdown in the upcoming months. The best consumers can do is deploy cost-saving strategies at the grocery store and build a buffer through increased savings when possible.
Members of Well Connected Communities work together to improve health in their communities. CAES News
Well Connected Communities
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents throughout the state have been hard at work improving health in their communities through the Well Connected Communities program. A nationwide initiative developed by the Cooperative Extension System and the National 4-H Council, Well Connected Communities is designed to identify and address systemic health inequities at the local level.
To help create a less stressful holiday meal, University of Georgia Extension specialists offer these tips. Plan ahead. 
Don't go it alone. Resist the urge to buy new things or try new recipes. Set realistic expectations for family affairs. Consider a seating chart. Remember, the traditional turkey your family has always enjoyed will round out your holiday meal much better than a half-frozen, half-cooked, deep-fried turkey would. CAES News
Worry-free Holiday
Does the stress of preparing for the holidays hit you like a sledgehammer? Are you Googling new recipes the night before the feast to find the perfect sides? Does a relative want Grandma’s cornbread stuffing instead of the Stouffer’s you had planned to prepare? Let’s face it: The holidays may look picture-perfect on social media, but in reality, they may not be so full of harmony and smiles.
With a similar taste to turkey, Tofurky has a higher amount of protein per serving than regular turkey, ensuring that the consumer is not missing out nutrients found in meat. CAES News
Tofurky and Alternative Proteins
Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday for food. On the fourth Thursday of November, people across the country sit down at the “good dining table” (or the broken folding table for the kids) and eat the same thing — copious amounts of turkey. Vegans and vegetarians may find this holiday to be a more difficult one. What can a person on a plant-based diet eat on Thanksgiving without missing out on the holiday fun?