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Blog Archives 2013

Mother’s Day got here faster than you expected and you’re short on time, but you still want to make a special meal for mom. Have you thought about using your microwave?  It’s fast, safe and easy.

Microwave ovens can play an important role at mealtime, but special care must be taken when...

Cross posted from the FDA Voices Blog

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Tagged Pets | Pet Food | Chocolate

We all deserve healthy, safe foods, yet many countries lack basic resources to identify, track, and stop the spread of foodborne illnesses.

Once food becomes contaminated, germs and infection can spread rapidly through families or between continents. Acting globally means sharing...

Ahh, Spring! This week, a new season is getting a nice kick-off with Passover and Easter holidays. These celebrations are filled with traditional meals that have unique food safety considerations that may or may not be included in the family recipe book. The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline has...

Tagged Spring

Chicks and other live poultry can be cute, but they can also carry germs that can make you seriously sick. In 2012 alone, eight multi-state outbreaks caused nearly 500 people to get sick from touching or handling these birds, more than 90 people went to the...

Tagged Chicks | Poultry | Farm

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