With our growing-friendly climate and the availability of fast transportation options from far-removed points, we have the opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables are available year-round.
If we want to truly enjoy these delicious ... READ MORE
Have you ever thought about how long a lunchbox stands at room temperature before it is enjoyed? And what that means for your food safety?
Because, whether you are packing a lunchbox or packing up for a picnic, unwanted bacteria ... READ MORE
September has been designated as National Food Safety Education Month by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And, even though the United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, according to the U.S. ... READ MORE
Have you ever had a foodborne illness? Would you know if you had?
Foodborne illness symptoms can mimic the flu, with upset stomach, fever and diarrhea as common issues. So, it's important to note that we are all vulnerable and anyone can ... READ MORE
In the last blog post, we discussed how prevalent are foodborne illnesses, the populations especially vulnerable to this issue. In this post, we will discuss some safe food-handling practices while we are at the grocery store.
Sometimes, ... READ MORE
In my last blog, we celebrated World Food Safety Day (June 07) and listed out the four food safety practices: CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK, and CHILL. This blog will focus on keeping things CLEAN, and some everyday habits that you can incorporate into ... READ MORE
All along the food chain, from farm to food companies to our local grocery stores and restaurants, following food safety regulations helps to minimize the risks of a foodborne illness. But, it shouldn't stop there. We, too, need to follow these ... READ MORE
In our last blog post on the four elements of basic food safety practices—CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK and CHILL—we discussed how to SEPARATE food and items to avoid illness-causing cross-contamination. Now, let's talk about COOKing foods to their ... READ MORE
As we continue the discussion of World Food Safety Day, we turn our attention to another cornerstone of basic food safety practices: SEPARATE.
As a quick recap, the four elements to basic food safety are: CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK and CHILL. ... READ MORE
This week is the National Safe Boating Week (May 21-27). This event is part of a boating safety campaign led by the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. Since its creation in 1971 by the United States Congress, through education, this ... READ MORE