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Team Up to Tackle Food Safety

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...

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Homemade Ice Cream – Make it Safely

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...

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Keep Halloween Treats Safe, Not Scary

Even though it’s not an official holiday, Halloween is much beloved by children and adults alike. What could be more fun than trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, or costume parties?

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How Dad Got Sick: A New Booklet and Video for Kids

As a parent, I try to do everything possible to keep my children safe from foodborne bacteria. Kids are surrounded by food all the time, and it's important that they learn food safety basics. However, busy schedules filled with sport practices, music lessons, and other after-school activities...

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Restaurant Safety: What You Should Know

Father’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re planning to take dad out to celebrate, keep these things in mind when choosing the right restaurant for you and your family.

Hold the Raw Sprouts, Please

Outbreaks caused by eating contaminated sprouts--“sproutbreaks”--have occurred every year in the United States since at least 1995. These episodes have taught us that sprouts are a risky food to eat.

Sprouts were found to be the cause of a devastating outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing...

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Playing It Safe With Produce

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. We can choose from an amazing variety of nutritious and delicious fresh fruits and vegetables. But pathogens that may be in the water or soil where produce grows may...

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Mythbusters: Debunking Myths about Food Safety in the Home!

Whether it’s about microwaving, washing bagged greens, using a food thermometer, or refreezing foods, you hear a lot of things about food safety that aren’t true.

But, just in time for September’s National Food Safety Education Month, the non-profit ...

Have Food Allergies? Read the Label

Since 2006, it has been much easier for people allergic to certain foods to avoid packaged products that contain them. This is because a federal law requires that the labels of most packaged foods marketed in the U.S. disclose in simple-to-understand terms when they are made with a major food...

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Is Your Ice Safe?

On average, American consumers buy four bags of packaged ice each year - not surprisingly, 80 percent of it between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

Packaged ice may be shaved, cubed, nuggeted, or crushed.  It may be made from tap water, spring water, or purified water.  But no matter what...

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