Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather,… Continue Reading
Springtime, egg hunts, candy, bunnies and delicious family meals. These festive events are the hallmarks of Easter and, with a few tips from STOP Foodborne Illness, those celebrating this year can be assured of a safe and happy holiday. “It is important to take precautions with eggs and other perishable foods to avoid foodborne illness,”… Continue Reading
Our recent article about why thermometers are important for food safety may have gotten you thinking about getting one or using the one you have more often. If so, here’s some advice on how to select and use one. If you’re in the market for a new food thermometer, there are a lot of options… Continue Reading
(This article by Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH, RD, a food-safety educator with the University of Connecticut Extension, was published here on Dec. 30, 2014, and is reposted with permission.) Food safety is not something we usually think of when we are making our New Year’s resolutions. In fact, it is likely that you will promise… Continue Reading
The always unpleasant and sometimes devastating effects of foodborne illness are often compounded by the knowledge that the illness could have been prevented. Basic actions in the kitchen during preparation and storage of food can greatly reduce the likelihood of infection. It is hard to imagine a worse feeling that knowing your improperly prepared food… Continue Reading
Want tips on safely preparing a meal for your family at home? View this video from the International Food Information Council Foundation for information on how to “Be Food Safe” by cleaning, separating, cooking, and chilling.
Ground Beef: the Most Popular Meat Ground beef patties are the most popular beef item for United States consumers; nearly 12 billion hamburgers were consumed by Americans in 2007 (3). Ground beef patties are the most frequently grilled meat (1). Ground beef is also popular in other forms such as meat loaf, meat balls, sloppy… Continue Reading