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K2D Foods Recalls Raw Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli 0103 Contamination
Apr 23, 2019
Class I Recall
Health Risk: High
Congressional and Public Affairs Mitch Adams
EDITOR'S NOTE: FSIS and our public health partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health officials, are investigating an E. coli 0103 outbreak. Further testing is ongoing to determine if the recalled ground beef products are related to the E. coli 0193 outbreak. Based on the continuing investigation, additional product may be recalled:
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2019- K2D Foods, doing business as (OBA) Colorado Premium Foods, a Carrolton, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E.coli 0103, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Click here for full article.
What Is UGA Extension?
UGA Extension is a county, state and federal funded organization supported by specialists in the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
History of Extension
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which established Land Grant Colleges throughout the nation. Each land grant institution would have a College of Agriculture that must teach classes, serve the public and perform research. In 1914, Senator Hoke Smith from Georgia and Representative Ashbury Lever from South Carolina presented the Smith –Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. The Act was passed in Congress and signed into law by the President. This legislature required that the Cooperative Extension Service, as the service arm of the land grant institutions in each state, provide information in agriculture & natural resources, family & consumer sciences, and 4-H & youth development.
Scope of Extension
Did you know that every county in Georgia has an Extension service, providing unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families? Take a look at our Extension diagram, which provides a visual representation of the scope of Cooperative Extension in the United States.
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May 20 Keeping that Weight Off: Walk-A-Weigh Series Lesson 12 Learn how to change your eating and physical activity habits to lose weight and control or reduce risk for chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Each session includes a short presentation, a taste test of a low calorie recipe and time to exercise. Waynesboro, GA - (85.0 Miles)
Jun 4 2019 Ranch Horse Clinic This clinic will provide 4-H'ers and other riders a better understanding of the Ranch Division Classes they will be competing in at the State 4-H Horse Show and practice for improvement of horsemanship. Held at the Greene County Arena, Greensboro, GA. Limited to 15 Riders--register ASAP. Cost: $25.00 per rider. RSVP: Morgan County Extension, (706) 342-2214 by Thursday, May 30, 2019 Hosted by Morgan, Burke and Jefferson County Extension Offices Greensboro, GA - (44.0 Miles)
Jun 12 Free Gardening Class Series: Water Wise Gardening Please join us this month for June’s class on Water Wise Gardening! This class is a part of Athens Clarke County Extension's 2019 Free Gardening Class Series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including the importance of water conservation and methods for stewarding water efficiently in your garden. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Athens, GA - (38.0 Miles)