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Blog Archives 2014

As a veterinarian, and a pet owner, I understand how people feel about their pets. For many of us, our pets really are like members of our families.

The upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game will showcase some of the League’s best players in baseball’s 85th Midsummer Classic. While future Hall of Famers will be taking the field, we want to highlight baseball’s biggest star not on the American or National League roster (no,...

Tagged Grilling | Hot Dogs

Around the country by now, barbecue grills are already pulled out of tool sheds and garages and dusted off. Before you start grilling, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service would like to remind you of several tips for a safe cookout.

Because you can't tell if food has reached a safe internal temperature just by looking at it.
Is it done yet? How do you know when your hamburger is done? Because it's brown in the middle? Looking at the color of the food is not enough—you have to use a food...

Tagged Thermometer

Question: What’s 40 feet long, bright yellow, and helps to keep you healthy?

Answer: No, it’s not an overgrown banana. It’s the USDA Food Safety Discovery Zone, also known as our Food Safety Mobile. The Discovery Zone will be traveling to state fairs, public events, supermarkets, and...

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