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Blog Archives 2011

Outbreaks caused by eating contaminated sprouts--“sproutbreaks”--have occurred every year in the United States since at least 1995. These episodes have taught us that sprouts are a risky food to eat.

Sprouts were found to be the cause of a devastating outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing...

Posted in: Reports and Recalls
Tagged: Sprouts | Raw | Outbreak

by Robin Woo, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Traveling to other countries – and staying healthy – requires planning, preparation, self-discipline, and vigilance.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspects international facilities that make FDA-...

Our new “Cook It Safe!” campaign helps you prepare convenience foods safely. Whether you’re grabbing a quick snack or preparing a big meal, here are four important tips to follow:

Posted in: Kitchen Safety

More than 15 million school-aged children are home alone after school. That means they’ll be making their own afterschool snacks, without anyone supervising their creative concoctions. Will your kids be eating on their own during the week? If so, you might want to go over these guidelines with...

Posted in: School
Tagged: Kids

On average, American consumers buy four bags of packaged ice each year - not surprisingly, 80 percent of it between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

Packaged ice may be shaved, cubed, nuggeted, or crushed.  It may be made from tap water, spring water, or purified water.  But no matter what...

Posted in: Kitchen Safety
Tagged: Ice

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