All Posts In Food Safety

How Safe Is Your Supermarket?

by in Food Safety, Grocery Shopping, September 21, 2011

We all buy food from somewhere- the grocery store, farmers’ market, membership clubs, or specialty market. But even these places must follow food safety practices to keep food safe. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. Keep your eyes peeled for some of these frequent “ick” factors wherever you shop.

Food Safety News: No More Screening For E.Coli?

by in Food Safety, July 13, 2011

Why is the U.S. considering putting an end to screening foods to make sure they’re free of some of the deadliest bacteria, like e coli?

Summer Picnic Menu

by in Food Safety, Healthy Recipes, May 25, 2011

Divide and conquer your next potluck picnic with these delicious and nutritious dishes. Don’t forget the warmer weather also increases the risk of food spoilage, so be sure to keep your food safe by following our simple tips.

The Top 5 Foodborne Illnesses, and How To Avoid Them

by in Food News, Food Safety, May 13, 2011

I’ve been teaching and preaching about food safety for over 12 years and am glad to see more focus put on this issue. These days the food supply is brimming with food bugs – luckily, we can do something about it. A newly released study from the University of Florida found that the top 14 food microorganisms kill more than 1,300 people each year and cost over 14 million dollars in healthcare costs. Let’s stop these bad boys from making us sick (and costing us a fortune)— read up on the top 5 and what you can do to stop them.

Healthy Debate: Should You Avoid Food Dyes?

by in Food News, Food Safety, April 7, 2011

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is calling for a ban on several of the most common food dyes, saying they lead to hyperactivity in children. Last week, however, the FDA claimed the evidence wasn’t strong enough to warrant a ban. Here’s the latest on this hot debate.

Save or Toss: Shelf Life of Common Foods

by in Food Safety, April 1, 2011

The time for spring cleaning has arrived—this includes your refrigerator, freezer and pantry! Confused on what should stay and what should go? We’ll tell you how long you can keep foods and when it’s time to toss them.

What’s Really In Your Food?

by in Food News, Food Safety, January 27, 2011

Taco Bell’s beef claim isn’t the only deceptive marketing out there lately. Check out some other surprisingly shameless food claims and find out what you can do about it.