By Diane Van, Manager of the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
No ants, no bees, no food poisoning! What better way to celebrate a beautiful summer day than with a picnic outside at the park, at the beach or even in your own backyard. Here are some tips to keep your picnic perfectly safe:
By Diane Van, Manager, USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline
It’s tailgate season — are you ready for the kick off? Planning is the key to keeping your food safe during a tailgate, so get your gear ready now. Do you have enough coolers and all the tools you need to cook? In addition to a grill and fuel for cooking make sure you don’t forget your most ...
By Diane Van, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service
Family reunions and picnics are great for the heart and soul but sometimes not for the body. Many foodborne illness outbreaks have been traced to food served at large family gatherings, for a number of different reasons:
Lots of cooks in the kitchen: From eccentric aunts to