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Bell Peppers

Red bell peppers.

Key Facts Bell peppers (Capsicum annuum), also known as sweet peppers, are popular culinary items but, unlike other pepper varieties, have a low heat rating. Peppers add a distinctive taste and range of color to a wide variety of recipes from numerous cultures. The United States produces an impressive amount Read more

Marijuana Edibles

Key Facts Edibles are food products infused with cannabis extract Extraction of THC and CBD from cannabis plant mixed with heating creates “high” for consumers Food safety concerns around edibles include the extraction process, possible bacteria growth, chemical exposure, pest contamination, and employee handling of Read more

Specialty Mushrooms

Key Facts ·All mushrooms are fungi.  Not all fungi are mushrooms Specialty mushrooms do not include button, crimini, and portabella Two recent outbreaks have occurred: -Outbreak of Listeria infections linked to Enoki mushrooms -Salmonella Stanley infections linked to Wood Ear mushrooms. ·People should only eat specialty mushrooms from a reliable source, as Read more