Category: Food Safety

Hurricane Season: Are You Prepared with Enough Food and Drinking Water?

We have experienced firsthand the severity of hurricanes and how they can interrupt access to food, drinking water and electricity for days, if not longer.  Now is the time to make sure you have a plentiful supply of… Read More

Food Safety Mistakes Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Food Safety

Food Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility. Consumers need to be mindful of the importance of handling food properly to reduce risk of foodborne illness.  Practicing the four basic steps to food safety  – clean, separate, cook, and chill – is… Read More

Protect Your Family from Illness – Clean and Sanitize Your Kitchen

Cat on Kitchen Counter

No doubt about it, because the kitchen is the main place for food preparation and eating, it is the hot spot for all types of pathogens (disease-causing microorganisms) that can cause foodborne illness.  Cleanliness in the kitchen is… Read More

Keep Your Eye on Potatoes

Potatoes are one of America’s most popular vegetables.  Whether baked, boiled, microwaved, steamed or fried, they are a favorite complement to most any meal.  They are delicious and nutrient-dense, containing essential nutrients important for good health.  Potatoes are… Read More

Convenience Foods – Cook it Safe

When it’s time to eat, many people reach for convenience foods such as a frozen meal or container of soup.  They typically pop it in the microwave or conventional oven to “warm up.”  They never give a second… Read More

Is Food Safety on your Holiday List?

Holiday Food Safety

You probably have a long to-do list for the holidays. But, is food safety on that list? For many people, food safety is not a thought until they or someone they know gets foodborne illness from consuming contaminated… Read More