Easter eggs

Safely Eating Easter Eggs

Are those colored Easter eggs safe to eat after they’ve been hiding in the yard? Cathy Isom answers this question and more coming up on This Land of Ours.   As we’ve all learned by now, eggs shouldn’t be left out of the fridge for longer than two hours. Even though you’ve cooked the food it can still become contaminated. …

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Preparing Safe Easter Eggs

Cathy Isom has some tips on what you need to know about those Easter eggs you’re planning on cooking then coloring this year . That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. This Easter many families will continue the longtime tradition of dying hard boiled eggs and hiding them for their kids to hunt in the yard. USDA Food Safety Expert …

AVIAN INFLUENZA

Testing Continues Across Southeast for Avian Influenza

It’s been a couple of weeks since we last heard about any new cases of avian influenza, as the last was a confirmation at a commercial poultry breeding operation in Chattooga County in Georgia. But overall, there have been cases in four southeastern states with positive cases, which also include Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. USDA Chief Veterinarian Dr. Jack Shere …

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Avian Influenza Testing Continues in Georgia

It was early last week when the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County, Georgia has tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). No other positive cases have been found since, but State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb says testing continues. Owners of poultry flocks …

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Difference Between High and Low Path Avian Influenza

Today, the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced their first case of avian influenza this year. A flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation in Chattooga County tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). While a case of high path A.I. was confirmed in Tennessee, most all of the recent cases in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky …