Tag: Food Safety

Are Bar Snacks and Cocktail Condiments Safe to Eat?

by in Food Safety, Healthy Tips, December 30, 2011

Before you dig in to that bowl of free peanuts at the bar, think about who else has had their hands on them . . . and where their hands have been.

The Rules of Thanksgiving Food Safety

by in Food Safety, Thanksgiving, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season where friends, family, and loved ones gather to have a fantastic meal. It’s not the time to skimp on those food safety habits that can make or break the festivities. Here are some simple reminders.

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?

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.

Safety Tip: Buffet Etiquette

by in Dining Out, Food Safety, September 11, 2009

Buffets are everywhere these — brunch at the country club, wedding receptions or the local chain restaurant. Some buffets are clean and well-managed, others are not. Here are some tips to keep in mind to stay safe and healthy.

Some Like It Hot: Using A Thermometer

by in Food Safety, Healthy Tips, May 1, 2009

Millions of people get sick from undercooked food each year— many chalk it up to a stomach bug or the flu, but oftentimes the cause is the food in your own home. Using a thermometer makes sure you’ve killed those pesky bacteria lurking in your food.

The Nukes of Hazard: Safe Microwaving

by in Food Safety, Healthy Tips, April 28, 2009

There’s more to know about microwaves than which buttons to press! Like many of you, I couldn’t live without my microwave– I just reheated some leftover Chinese food (yes, even I splurge!) and warmed up my kid’s hot chocolate. Here’s what you need to know the next time you pop something in the microwave.

In the Bag: Keep Your Packed Lunch Safe

by in Food Safety, Healthy Tips, April 27, 2009

When trying to control calories or a budget, many of us turn to brown-bagging, but sometimes it’s not as easy as just tossing food in a sack and being on your merry way. Here are four simple rules to remember.