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Category: Seasonal

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 ...

As the national education advisor for food safety at FDA, I’m responsible for getting the word out about keeping food safe, particularly during disasters. And, of all the natural disasters that we face in the United States, the only one that has its own clearly defined season is the hurricane. ...

 fresh lime on bed of ice

You’re going on a road trip. Did you know your best friend for food safety is that cooler of yours,  the one quietly sitting on a shelf in the garage? The same ...

Picnics and barbecues with family and friends are part of summer fun. Make sure they stay fun by remembering that foodborne bacteria can multiply rapidly in summer temperatures. To protect against foodborne illness when eating outdoors, follow these simple food safety guidelines for transporting ...

Tagged Summer | Holiday

Now that we have served that delicious ham and brisket and hunted for our hard-cooked Easter eggs, callers to USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline have questions about the storage of these leftovers.  Here are some answers based on questions our Hotline food safety specialists have reviewed from ...

Tagged Ham | Brisket

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