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Blog Archives 2011

Taking the handling instructions on food labels seriously can go a long way toward keeping you and your family healthy. By contrast, ignoring the labels can lead to very serious illnesses. Here are some recent examples.

Posted in: Labels

Since 2006, it has been much easier for people allergic to certain foods to avoid packaged products that contain them. This is because a federal law requires that the labels of most packaged foods marketed in the U.S. disclose in simple-to-understand terms when they are made with a major food...

Posted in: Labels
Tagged: Nuts | Ingredients | Milk | Fish | Wheat

Some of the questions we hear most frequently at the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline include “Is food safe if left out overnight?” and “Should I wash chicken before cooking it?” We know people aren’t sitting at a computer when these questions occur, and they often need the answers right away....

Posted in: Media
Tagged: Mobile | App | Ask Karen

Spring has long been the time of year for annual spring cleaning projects around the home. When it comes to safe food handling, however, everything that comes in contact with food must be kept clean all year long — including the refrigerator.

You probably keep your refrigerator at home...

Tagged: Office | Refrigerator

When we think of special foods for spring, we often think of eggs. Unfortunately, thanks to last summer’s egg recall, when we think of eggs, we may also think of food illnesses such as Salmonella.

To avoid food poisoning, you must take special care when handling and preparing fresh...

Posted in: Bacteria/Virus

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