All Posts In Food Safety

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.

The Food Safety Bill: What It Means For You

by in Food News, Food Safety, December 10, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control estimated that tens of millions of Americans become ill and thousands die from foodborne illnesses each year. With the rapidly increasing rate of foodborne illnesses hitting the United States, something needed to be done— that’s where the new food safety bill comes into play.

Travel Tips For Turkey Day

by in Food Safety, Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 23, 2010

You’ve been asked to bring along food to Thanksgiving dinner—this can get tricky, especially if you’ve got a long car or train ride ahead of you. Here are some things to consider before you make your final decision on what to tote along.

Make-Ahead Meals: Big Batch Recipes To Cook & Freeze

by in Food Safety, Healthy Recipes, September 24, 2010

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can get in the way of making healthy meals. But with a little planning, it’s possible. Here are some basic tips on choosing the right recipe and how to safely cook, freeze and defrost them.

Canned Tomatoes: Good or Bad?

by in Food Safety, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, August 17, 2010

Many of our readers have expressed concern over using canned goods. Some common concerns: BPA, nutritional value and of course, food safety. We’ll give you the scoop on this pantry staple and tell you if you should be stocking up.

Food Safety for Food Preserving

by in Food Safety, July 26, 2010

Food preserving is the hottest trend, especially with many more folks growing their own fruits and veggies at home and preserving the extras. But with home preserving comes possible food poisoning—something everyone should be cautious about.

Food Safety: The 8 Steps to Safe Grilled Meat

by in Food Safety, May 24, 2010

These days meat is not as safe as we think. Luckily, if you know how to handle the potential dangers, you can keep everyone healthy and safe. Meat can be at risk from the time you bring it home from the market. Your job is to catch the bacteria before it has time to grow. Here are 8 ways to stop bacteria in its tracks.

Milk 101

by in Food Safety, May 13, 2010

If you’ve scanned the milk container at breakfast time, you’ll notice lots of terms on the carton. Ever wondered why milk is “homogenized” and “pasteurized” and why the heck is vitamin D added? We’ll iron out these terms and explain why they’re on your milk container.

Safety Tips: Good Reminders for Thanksgiving

by in Food Safety, Thanksgiving, November 25, 2009

From cooking your turkey to storing and reheating leftovers, Thanksgiving offers many chances to make simple meal prep mistakes that can be costly. Here is how to safely handle your food to avoid food-borne illnesses.