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Food safety reminders for your egg-cellent holiday season

With the holiday season hustling and bustling, company and food goes hand in hand. Friends and families gather for dinner and coworkers share treats in offices and factories. Each holiday season, the CDC renews reminders about the importance of food safety basics. “Wash hands and surfaces often, avoid cross-contamination, cook foods to proper temperatures and refrigerate foods promptly,” is the mantra… Continue Reading

Dairy recalls eggnog for Salmonella; sell-by dates increase risks

Arruda’s Dairy Farms of Tiverton, RI, is recalling eggnog that has sell-by dates well into 2018 because a sample was found to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall was announced Monday after routine testing, according to WPRI-TV Channel 12. The owners of Arruda’s Dairy Farms have suspended production of the eggnog while they and the Rhode Island Department of Health continue to… Continue Reading

Tips to help expectant moms safely ring in the New Year


Editor’s note: This column by Luis Delgadillo of the food safety education staff at the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service was first published by USDA on Dec. 22. Most expectant mothers know about the dangers of consuming alcohol while pregnant and opt for sparkling juices instead of champaign to toast the New Year. But, many… Continue Reading

Keep Holiday Treats Safe With Basic Food Safety Tips

The holiday season is in full swing. Ugly sweater party invitations have been sent out, and New Year’s plans are underway. Recipes calling for raw eggs are plentiful during the holidays. Think of all the eggnog, eggs Benedict and no-bake cookies being served at parties, brunches and being delivered to your doorstep. Are those foods… Continue Reading

Barf Humbug! Holiday Cookies, Latkes and Everyday Safe Egg Handling

Ah, the holidays … whatever holiday it is that you celebrate (or just the holiday called “Quiet Time in the Office”), I think it is safe to assume that your holiday is overflowing with deliciousness. Friends hosting parties; family gathering for dinners; coworkers bringing treats to share. Whether sweet or savory, this time of year… Continue Reading

E. Coli Contaminated Egg Nog Recalled

Cal Poly Creamery of San Luis Obispo, CA is recalling its quart-sized bottles of Farmstead Made Eggnog after a sample was found to be contaminated with E. coli. The contamination was noted Wednesday after routine testing, the university reported on its website. Production of Cal Poly eggnog has been suspended while the California Department of… Continue Reading

Holiday Drinks Could Pose Safety Risks

Eggnog, Tom & Jerry’s, and other beverages served at parties this time of year can pose a significant food safety risk.   Eggs, a main ingredient in several recipes, can carry harmful bacteria such as Salmonella and Campylobacter jejuni.  Both bacteria cause an unpleasant illness characterized by painful abdominal cramping and diarrhea.  Some people with… Continue Reading