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Blog Archives 2014

STOP! Don’t throw that food away! It might be safe to use, and that will save you money. According to USDA’s Economic Research Service, each American wastes more than 20 pounds of food every month. That’s about $115 billion worth of good food thrown away every year at the consumer level in the U...

Without color additives, colas wouldn’t be brown, margarine wouldn’t be yellow, and mint ice cream wouldn’t be green. Here at the FDA, we’re committed to making sure the color additives in your food are safe.

Color additives are used in foods to:

  • Offset color loss due to
  • ...
Tagged Additives | Color

The summer is now in full swing with cookouts, picnics, and potluck reunions! When planning menus for these events, remember to factor in food safety when cooking meals for large groups. By following our basic food safety tips, you can ensure that your guests won’t be felled by a foodborne...

Tagged Food Prep | Summer | Buffet

Homemade ice cream is a treat many of us look forward to in summer. But each year that same treat causes many cases of Salmonella. The ingredient responsible? Usually raw or undercooked eggs.

Eggs are a standard ingredient in most homemade ice cream recipes. They add flavor and...

The recent recall of fresh peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots (a plum/apricot hybrid) makes this a good time to think about what consumers should do if they have, or think they may have, any of the recalled products.

Tagged Produce | Recall | Fruit

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