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Dog Food Recall: 2 Children Sick with Salmonella

Raws for Paws is recalling 4,000 pounds of its Ground Turkey Pet Food due to possible Salmonella contamination after reported illnesses, including two children who have been infected with Salmonella Reading. The food is sold online by Christofersen Meats Co. Inc., doing business as Swanson Meats, in Minneapolis– no relation to Swanson Meals. The Minnesota Department of Health reports that two children in a single household got sick.  One of the […]

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Environmental Chemicals in Food: Should You be Worried?

Several recent stories in the news media have reintroduced questions related to two chemicals which may be in our food, especially perchlorate and BPA.  Perchlorate is a chemical used in fireworks, road flares, explosives, and rocket fuel.  It is also sometimes present in bleach and in some fertilizers.  Perchlorate forms naturally in the environment in small amounts.  Perchlorate […]

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Register Now for the March 6 & 8 Rent Smart Workshop!

Rent Smart is a free, tenant training program that focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience. This program strives to guide and inform participants so they may: Learn new skills to build positive relationships with landlords and neighbors. Gain confidence in their ability to find and maintain affordable housing. Understand […]

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Bring the Strengthening Families: Five Protective Factors to Life in Your Work!

Please join us to explore the Five Protective Factors, a research-based framework that informs, guides, and encourages professionals to identify strategies to strengthen families and infuse those strategies into their everyday practice. This workshop is geared towards professionals who work with children, youth, and families. Mandi Dornfeld is certified by the National Alliance of Children’s […]

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2018 Landscape Professionals Workshop

Join us for this two day workshop, March 22 and 23, and enhance your landscape professional skills and appreciation for sustainable landscape! Workshop is located at: Liberty Hall 800 Eisenhower Drive Kimberly, WI Please Register online: www.landscapeprofessionalsworkshop.com  

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Join us for LEGO Club

Join us for this FREE EVENT sponsored by Winnebago County UW-Extension.  LEGO WeDo & NXT Mindstorm programs. Click on “Read More” for upcoming meeting dates.

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The Record on Sprouts and Illness

The Illinois-Wisconsin region continues as the center of a Salmonella montevideo outbreak likely caused by raw sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurants. According to federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eight residents of three states —Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota — have been infected with Salmonella montevideo.  There have not been any deaths or hospitalizations associated with the outbreak.  Epidemiological evidence indicates that […]

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Early Bird Registration now open for 4-H Summer Camp!

Winnebago County 4-H Camp Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, July 5-8, 2018 Get your application in early to reserve a spot at camp! 4-H camps provide youth with the chance to meet new people, have fun, and experience the great outdoors. Winnebago County’s 4-H Summer Camp is a 4-day, 3-night experience for youth in 3rd-8th […]

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Three Kitchen Items to Help Keep You Food Safe

As we start a new year and look ahead to spring cleaning, there are three kitchen items that can help keep you and your family food-safe: 1. A digital thermometer.  A tip-sensitive digital thermometer will make checking the internal temperature of meat, soups, and casseroles accurate and easy.  These days, food thermometers aren’t just for your holiday roasts—they’re […]

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A Smorgasbord of Foods Recalled for Listeria

In the latest of food recalls due to potential contamination with the potentially deadly bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, a New Jersey food company is recalling more than a ton of frozen meatballs packaged under the Sam’s Club brand “Member’s Mark” because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  Rich Food Products of Vineland, NJ shipped the ready-to-eat meatballs to distributors in nine […]

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