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Thanksgiving Food Safety
One in six Americans contracts a foodborne illness in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You don’t want that number to include one of your Thanksgiving guests, so don’t let cooking for a crowd lead to mistakes.
Raw Milk Means Real Risks
Milk is one of the most common and popular drinks in the US. But it doesn't usually go straight from the cow to your doorstep.
Score Big with Food Safety This Super Bowl Sunday
With the flu and noroviruses (stomach bugs) tackling millions this winter, it’s a good idea to plan ahead to avoid intercepting germs during Super Bowl parties. One of the best ways to guard yourself and your guests is to prevent double dipping.
Is My Heart Safe from Food Poisoning Bug?
One of the most common causes of food poisoning is the bacteria E. coli. It can also cause high blood pressure, so researchers wanted to know: does it increase the risk of heart disease?
Arsenic and Organic-Laced Foods
While organic brown rice syrup may sound like a healthier alternative to high fructose corn syrup, the "organic" sweetener could lead to more inorganic arsenic - a carcinogen - in your body.
Don't Skimp on Thanksgiving Food Safety
As families gather for the Thanksgiving holidays, most are planning elaborate meals complete with turkey and all the trimmings. Safety in the kitchen is essential as meal preparation mistakes can increase the risk of food borne illness.
Food Poison From Your Desk?
Work seems to be more demanding every day and there just never seems to be enough time for anything. So how do most Americans handle it? They make more time by eating at their desk.
Outbreak Free America Continued
Food has never been safer with the new revisions from the Food Safety Modernization Act. With these revisions the Food and Drug Administration has the power to prevent foodborne outbreaks.
America not Immune to E. Coli Outbreak
The E. coli outbreak in Europe continues to expand with the US Centers for Disease Control reporting 470 sickened with a type of kidney failure associated with E coli and nine confirmed deaths.
Should You Worry About the Meat You Eat?
Even the word "staph" can be a little scary. It's immediately associated with staph infections, which can be serious, even fatal. So when a new study found drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (S. aureus) present in nearly half of the meat and poultry samples examined, the findings sounded alarming.