While West Virginia is suffering from devastating flooding, Florida, Georgia, and the southeast coast are dealing with Hurricane Idalia and its aftermath. In emergency situations like this, it’s important to remember vital food safety practicesContinue Reading Food Safety Tips for Hurricane and Flooding Safety
As the school year kicks off with a whirlwind of emotions and activities, the race to balance new routines and responsibilities often leads to moments of absentmindedness. Amidst the chaos, it’s easy to overlook a…Continue Reading Back-to-school food safety tips: Ensuring healthy and safe lunches for students
Parents and caregivers should take extra precautions when preparing and packing a school lunch. Flunking in food safety is not an option, especially when children are most vulnerable to foodborne illness.
The USDA has some…Continue Reading USDA’s food safety precautions for preparing and packing a school lunch
Fiddleheads, the curled, edible shoots of the ostrich fern, are a seasonal delicacy harvested in many parts of the Northern United States and Canada. Other types of ferns, like foxglove and bracken ferns, are not…Continue Reading Food safety for fiddleheads: Tips for safe consumption
The World Health Organization (WHO) has put forward five actions to mitigate the risks to public health in traditional food markets.
The steps are to keep clean; avoid contamination; keep food products safe; reduce contact…Continue Reading WHO seeks to adopt safe food messages for traditional markets
The Environmental Working Group has come out with its “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables, with strawberries topping the list again.
The group has compiled its list for several years to highlight produce with…Continue Reading Environmental Working Group unveils its Dirty Dozen, Clean 15 for 2023
Just in time for the January kick-off of states’ 2023 legislative seasons, FDA is out with the 2022 Food Code. It’s the 10th edition of the Food Code, which the FDA says is “a model…Continue Reading States get a new model food code from FDA
Whether putting together new toys, building snowmen or watching your favorite holiday movie, there are dozens of things that can distract from the kitchen after the big meal has been served. But if not dealt…Continue Reading Don’t forget about those leftovers!
Multiple cooks, meals, desserts and people running in and out of the kitchen can make the holidays chaotic. But nothing can add to all that chaos, like food poisoning. Luckily, there are a few rules…Continue Reading Keep food poisoning off of holiday menus
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has collaborated with the Conference of Food Protection (CFP) to release food safety…Continue Reading Third-party food delivery services are offered guidance from federal agencies